Wednesday, 18 February 2015

a dream team with heart and chocolate and marshmallows

the hot drinks trilogy part 2 is dedicated to an american traditional combination...or at least what i, as a german girl, think is a traditional amercian hot drink hot chocolate and marshmallow

...this is a very very sweet treat...but it is so yummy, i decided to finally make my first homemade marshmallows...i chose the pure, slightly vanillish, white version, but there are so many other choices...any colour, any flavour...up to you.

if you do call a thermomix your own, i have a very simple recipe for homemade hot chocolate powder right here and an easy recipe for the marshmallows right here.

but even without one,  making marshmallows does not have to be complicated.

this is what you need

- 250g icing sugar

- 20g gelatine powder

- 25g vanilla powder

- 150ml water

- 2 tablespoon starch

- oil to grease

- small baking pan

- cookie cutter

this is what you have to do

- mix 2 tablespoon of the icing sugar and the starch in a small bowl

- grease your small baking pan 

- dust your baking pan with 1/3 of the sugar and starch mixture

- mix the vanilla powder with the rest of the icing sugar in a seperate bowl

- dissolve the gelatine in the water, using a small pan

- bring the mixture to a boil, while stiring thoroughly

- add to the vanilla and icing sugar and blend until the mixture reached a fluffy texture

- pour the mixture into your greased small baking pan 

- let dry at least for 1 hour

- sprinkle some of the sugar and starch mixture onto the marshmallow 

- dip your cookie cutter into the rest of the sugar and starch mix to cut out small marshmallows

- apply some more of the sugar and starch mix onto the edges of the marshmallows

- enjoy

- if you have some marshmallows left, you can stow them in an airtight container

thank you very much for stopping by and best regards...silke