Back in May, our dear Sam of sweet pleasure: plaisir sucre hosted the first Canadian Blogging By Post event. And as luck would have it, my care package was whisked off to his address.
Well, little did I know that some of the goodness he created from my parcel would find its way back to me! A couple of weeks later, I opened a container filled with cardamom marshmallows.
"Marshmallow" is one of my most favourite words in the English language. I think it's onomatopoeia incarnate.
Sam's treats were wonderful: Sweet without being cloying, cushiony-soft--I wanted a pillow of the stuff, light-as-air and the spice's astringency lent an exotic-ness to something that's very popular. I adored them.
If you've only had store-bought marshmallows, I urge you to try making some. I made them once (by accident)--it's easy and so rewarding, and I don't think you'll go back to those little bits of extruded foam any time soon.
Here's the link to Sam's post, along with the link to the basic recipe he springboarded from