Hello, San Diego!
Wanderlust is a little pilot light always burning. Corporate life has kept it in check, but it backfired recently. I simply have too much time off accrued. I’ve fallen behind on my out-of-town friendships, too. So I packed my bags and drove to San Diego for a little vacation.
Hanging with Valerie and Rob means craft time. Today’s craft is homemade marshmallow peeps. I’ve heard that making real marshmallows isn’t really difficult, but can be a sticky mess, and it makes a lot in a batch, and I suppose that’s why many don’t bother. Oh, and it needs a big beater like a KitchenAid, which I don’t have. But Valerie does.
Step 1: make the sugar syrup. It’s just sugar combined with water, and microwaved for about 7 minutes until bubbly, melted and slightly thickened.
We had way more fluff than expected. We needed nearly twice the pan size to hold all the marshmallow and they were entirely too thick. That’s okay, we had more pans to work with. Step 3: pour into pans and let set.
Step 4: Have the colored sugars ready in little cups that are big enough to hold the marshmallows. Rub a little oil on the cookie cutters, stamp ‘em out, roll them in sugar and there you have it. KAWAII!!!!!
Btw, what do you think about our other whipped froth? Again, much more than expected! But it’ll make everything squeaky clean.