Sunday, April 12, 2009

Homemade Peeps, Alaska Style

Marshmallows are surprisingly easy to make. Go ahead, turn your nose but these infinitely better than their cousins in the plastic bag. And best of all, with a few modifications you can make any flavor you can dream of.

Make the marshmallows as directed in this recipe. Add the coloring midway through the whipping so that it disperses evenly. Once the marshmallow is set, cut out and roll in sugar.

This was my first time making homemade marshmallows. I followed the recipe as directed but they came out crinkly. The mixture set up as I was pressing it into the pans. In the future I think I will whip it a little less so that I get a smooth surface. Also, the sugar didn't stick at first so I used a barely damp pastry brush to wet the surface of the peep and that did the trick.

We woke up Easter morning to fresh snow. These guys enjoyed their frolic in the powder :)


Bob said...

Ha! That's awesome. I've seen a couple homemade marshmallow things around, I should try it out.

Shane T. Wingerd said...

Awesome!! I have never had any luck with marshmallows. Great peeps!!!

Unknown said...

I love making homemade marshmallows, but yours are really cute! I think yours is the first "Alaskan" Food blog I've come across. I like it so far!

ErinsFoodFiles said...

Your marshmallow animals are TOO cute! I've fell in love with marshmallows too! I've made them SO many times. I finally perfected the recipe & technique back in February. Then before Easter I made homemade peeps too!! I'm just warning you, you'll get addicted and find random reasons to make marshmallows all the time!

The Moon Muse said...

Bob and Shane - Thanks!!

Boulley - Alaska is a big state with a small population. I am glad you have enjoyed the blog so far. Take a peak at my blog list on the right side of the page. The top two blogs are by fellow Alaskans.

Erin - Thanks for the warning..I can already see it comming!!

Creative Classroom Core said...

ADORABLE! Such a cute idea!
Thanks for sharing!