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Homemade marshmallows - worth it?

post #1 of 26
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Was wondering if making your own marshmallows is worth the time and effort.......is it more economical, and do you get a good "return" for the quality of product you produce yourself. icon_rolleyes.gif Anyone have a good recipe for this?

deb
mom to Christine, John, Michele, Joseph & Peter......grandma to Zachary and Colette
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post #2 of 26
Homemade marshmallows are terrific. They package beautifully for gifts, although the shelf life is fairly short.
Cake. So many flavors, so little time.
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Cake. So many flavors, so little time.
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post #3 of 26
Definately worth it! They taste so much better. I have a great recipe but will have to get back to you with it. All my books are packed for an upcoming move.
post #4 of 26
Oh yes, I love homemade marshmallows! Not too difficult. At Easter I spray approximately 3" duck and chick 3-D candy molds, put together (make a hole in bottom and pipe the marshmallow in the hole. Two hours later, I remove them and roll them into yellow sanding sugar! They taste so much better than store-bought chicks. Shapes can be cut out with cookie cutters too. They can also have cocoa whipped in, and when set up, cut into squares and dusted with cocoa.
post #5 of 26
I agree with the others... Def. worth it and they aren't hard to make at all..
post #6 of 26
i honestly have to say I have never heard of homemade marshmellows. I would love to try a recipe--if they're better than store bought ones--then they must be heaven.
post #7 of 26
homemade marshmellows are a lot of work but they are sooooooooooo mcuh better then the bought ones. they are sooo fluffy and yummy. if i can find my recipe i will post it.
-Tricia
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-Tricia
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post #8 of 26
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Do any of you who make your own ever sell them? Do you recoup the cost and make a decent profit as opposed to buying marshmallows?

Deb
mom to Christine, John, Michele, Joseph & Peter......grandma to Zachary and Colette
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post #9 of 26
Here's a very informative thread on making marshmallows. Be prepared to spend lots of time reading it.

shttp://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showtopic=40358 icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 26
If you are unable to open the above thread just go to www.egullet.org and go to the pastry and baking forum. icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 26
The only problem with making and eating your own home made marshmallows is that store bought ones will never taste the same. Home made are the best!
post #12 of 26
Years ago when Martha had her older t.v. show, she had a cooking segment on making homemade marshmallows. I used to tape all her shows and have it somewhere which I'm going to dig up. In the mean time I went to her website and if you scroll down to the bottom under categories and click on food then do a search for marshmallows you will find the recipe.
post #13 of 26
I teach marshmallows in all my candy classes. I do different marshmallow at different times of the year. I do the plain in the spring candy class, chocolate marshmallow in the summer candy class and a flavored marshamallow in my holiday class. For my Christmas in July class I did a pineapple marshmallow that was a huge hit. Students who have never had homemade marshmallow are blown away with how good it is. The best part of these recipes is that they are all no-cook. If you'd like the recipe I can email it to you.
post #14 of 26
I'm making 250 homemade marshmallows for my godchild's wedding favors-- I'm using a recipe from "Candy making for Dummies". The recipe on Martha Stewart is very similar. They certainly taste better than store bought. They are VERY messy to make, however.
post #15 of 26
it would be great if you could just post the recipes for all...thanks a bunch.
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