Archive for July, 2009

27
Jul
09

Goodbye beautiful kitchen :(

marshmallow supremesThis last month has been crazy and a little stressful for myself.  I’m sure you’ve all been there.  Find out your moving to Russia after just purchasing a house and only living in it for 6 months, trying to show a house while relatives come to visit  and separate all your belongings into 3 separate shipments and then deal with an ulcer.  (okay…maybe it’s not an ulcer…but it sure feels like one…ooooooooh…maybe it’s anxiety)  Anyway, I was going to take a break from the Daring Bakers/Cooks for the month, but then I saw this month’s challenge and knew it was a sign to make one last treat in my lovely kitchen.   I do admit I did the bare minimum and only did half of the challenge and once I get settled I kitchenwill make the other half k?  Promise! 

To preface I just have to say my favorite treat in the whole world is the Marshmallow so I was thrilled to see that July’s Daring Bakers challenge was hosted by Nichole at Sweet Tooth.  She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.  This has got to be one of the easiest recipes where the result is impressive.  I halved the cookie recipe as word on the street was that it made a ton.  I then moved on toheaven the marshmallow  recipe and realized I used my last egg and a half on the cookie.  Since we’re moving I’m down to the bare minimum and had no intention of buying any more eggs so I almost gave up, but then I remembered that I had meringue powder and went to town.  My marshmallows took quite a while to get stiff so I’m not sure if it was the meringue powder or just how it works.  When I thought it was done it piped perfectly.  Stiff enough to hold it’s shape yet soft enough to be delicious. (I don’ t think they really even need the chocolate) 

The hardest part was the dipping of the cookie in the chocolate.  Apparently I can’t do that very well nor can I pour the chocolate over the cookie without getting chocolate everywhere.  I’m talking EVERYWHERE.  I definitely need to get me some cocoa butter cause I know it would give the chocolate that perfect bite.  My chocolate never solidified without being put in the fridge.  Not so easy to eat unless you can fit in the fridge.   The result was fantastic regardless of the chocolate melting in your hand before you could eat it and boy and man LOVED them.  yummy




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