S’more marshmallows

I want to talk about being perfect.  Not because I’m an expert (hah!), but because I am really, really bad at not perpetually trying to be perfect.  I want to have everything all at once – be studying, be working, be well read, be in shape, be making healthy food from scratch, see my friends and family regularly – all while getting enough sleep.  I think it’s pretty self-explanatory that in any given week, something gets dropped.  And I can be really mean to myself when I drop it.  Didn’t have time to go to the gym today, even though I went the last two days?  I’ll be upset with myself.  I live by my to-do list and I definitely get stressed if I haven’t achieved everything on it.

I wish this could be one of those inspirational posts where I write about how I conquered my stress about being perfect, but instead, it’s something I’m dealing with every day.  And these marshmallows were the perfect example – I had intended to shape them like cake pops and dip them in chocolate and crushed digestives.  But I had deadlines and family stuff and so, I had to accept that perfect was the opposite of good.  And in this case, I have to admit the marshmallows were pretty good.

S’more Marshmallows (adapted from Marshmallows Made Marvellous)


200ml cold water

450g granulated sugar

100ml hot water

25g powdered gelatine

2 large egg whites

1 teaspoon caramel extract

1 tablespoon cornflour

1 tablespoon icing sugar

1 bag of s’more Oreos

IngredientsBoil together the cold water and granulated sugar into a simple syrup (when the sugar is dissolved into the mixture.)  Bring the syrup to a boil until it reaches 120C.

Bring the syrup to a boil until it reaches 120CMix the hot water with the gelatine.

Mix hot water with gelatineWhip the egg whites in a mixer until it holds stiff peaks.  Once the simple syrup mixture becomes hot enough, add the gelatine.  Add this combined mixture to the egg whites and beat on high for ten minutes.

Add this combined mixture to the egg whites and beat on high for ten minutes.Whisk in the caramel extract.  Break up the Oreos into chunks and fold into the mixture.

Break Oreos into chunksCoat the marshmallow mixture with the cornflour and icing sugar.

Coat the marshmallow mixtureCut the marshmallows into pieces.  These are absolutely amazing and you may have to stop yourself from eating them all in one go..




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