21 July 2009

look! i made ... goo.

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?


Mr.Un-Bride said...

I think all you needed to post here was your tags:

DIY, food, scary, whoops.

That really sums it up nicely.

"mewomya" - Swahili word describing a matronly housecat.

anna and the ring said...

Yeah, they don't look so hot! A+ for effort!?

Peonies and Polaroids said...

Mmmm, delicious.

The tags crack me up.

BeerBudgetBride said...

Personally, I think you should sit in your living room & make fake smores outta what's left. Also - they sell those white Oreos at Costco if you need "lots" - and Costco ususally means "lots" like for real.

samantha said...

I am starting to wonder, if I should have opted for purchasing you cooking lessons as your wedding gift :P

That part where you have to beat until thick I bet is where you got messed up- you really have to beat it for 5-10 mins or you won't get your consistancy or fluffiness in the final product and your yields will be off.

Homemade Strawberry Marshmallows make the yummiest rice crispy treats.. :0)