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But mostly food.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

What did you do, Ray?

I needed to go to bed before posting this last night.  Here is your Valentine's post.  Another will follow today.

Inspired by Siri at Siriously Delicious, and directed by this recipe from A Farmgirl's Dabbles, my children and I made marshmallows today for Valentine's Day.  I found a heart-shaped candy mold I didn't know I owned and wondered if in addition to the little marshmallows, we could make heart shaped ones.  The anwer: YES.

Sugar, Corn Syrup, water.  Look! I got a candy thermometer! Neat!

Unflavored gelatin and water - the texture was like hardened Rubber Cement.  I didn't have high hopes at this point.

But I persevered.

And low and behold, it became white and sticky.

I was roasting garlic in my square 8" pan, so round it was. Am I the only one who thinks that a kitchen that was roasting garlic and making marshmallows at the same time smells good?

I found a candy mold that I didn't know I had.  Probably given to me by The Best Neighbor In The World from our last house.  Hope she's well in Chicago.

I cut them into strips then cubes.  Pro tip: Keep your knife and your hand wet, and it won't stick!  I also sugared my board.

Rolled in powdered sugar and stored air tight with parchment between the layers.

Look how cute the hearts came out!

Melted chocolate, tempered with cream, dipped hearts, served with cinnamon graham crackers.  Yum.


  1. I love so much a blog post that starts with a Ghostbusters reference. These look so cute and yummy!