It’s been soooo chilly out lately. On my walk downtown today, I felt like the wind was blowing all of the moisture out of my face and freezing every blood vessel so I’ve been buttering my face with as much moisturizer as I can — it’s getting to be a super expensive habit. I can’t believe I’m complaining the weather considering that I grew up in the oh-so-very nordic midwest but we’ve had a warm spell in New York for such a long time that the cold weather feels novel. So there.
I’ve been making a lot of [spiked] hot cocoa lately to warm up and I’ve been adding homemade marshmallows to it; it makes the drink a million times better. There’s something about homemade marshmallows because it’s so much spongier and tastier than store-bought ones.
Marshmallows are surprisingly easy to make. All you need is a candy thermometer and if you don’t have that, you just need to be fairly observant when you’re boiling the sugar mixture during the marshmallow making process. So try it! I promise it’ll be fun! And when you’ve mastered marshmallow making, you can try coloring it or adding different flavor extracts to it.
Ohhh I love this blog.
I think I’ll break out some cute cookie cutters and make some marshmallows this weekend.