It feels pretty awesome to make home made marshmallows. Part of the fun is getting to handle them – nothing quite compares in terms of airy-light bounciness. I coated them in pure cocoa powder. The mallow fluff didn’t stick as much as many recipes said they would, I wonder if I did something wrong… They set up beautifully in the fridge after 4 hours, despite being a bit softer than commercial marshmallows. I’d definitely make these again, in other flavor variations. Matcha coating perhaps, or covered in bittersweet chocolate – something that can offset the sweetness.
I’ve made caramels twice before this, and this might just be my favorite. The golden syrup gives it a hint of smoky flavor that’s quite enchanting. Remind me again what this recipe is called? Because I completely forgot to add the vanilla. But guess what, the caramels still tasted awesome!