I don't want to go so far as to say "I should've known better" ... but I think it's time to acknowledge my limitations.
I can design invitations. Build a website. Make paper flower-ball doodads. But this is what happens when I attempt to make homemade marshmallows for our candy buffet. Sigh. Not even my tray of the Place de la Madeleine from Fauchon can help this ... goo.
It doesn't look anything like the picture that came with the recipe. Cutting it into squares only marginally improved its appearance, and was a far messier operation than anticipated. (I now have vanilla marsh-goo between my toes.)
Also, I was promised "a lot of marshmallows" ... by my count, there are maybe 60 here (the tray is holding 3 layers of little snot-cubes). The recipe's author & I appear to have different definitions of "a lot." Then again, we clearly have many, many differences ....
Fortunately, I know myself pretty well. Which is why I made sure to note these while I was at Target buying the supplies for this experiment:
They make white ones!
Now who wants a snot-mallow? Anyone? ... hello?