09 July 2006

Ooey-gooey goodness

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



Jocelyn:McAuliflower said...

Oh my! Cardamom marshmallows sound quite elegant.

I also find homemade marshmallows to be even more equisite when toasted.

I can almost smell yours as I type...

Sara said...

those look heavenly!

Erin said...

We made those in school. I used agar-agar in mine and they turned out well.

Marshmallow dreams are fluffy things, aren't they?

(I don't know where that came from, only that it sounded funny at the time).

Jen said...

oh wow these look like little pillows of clouds. I can just imagine one melting in my mouth right now, just heavenly!

jasmine said...

Hello all!

Mcauliflower- Welcome! If Sam ever offers to send you some, take him up on it! I love your icon, btw.

Sara - They were!

Mochene - I suppose they are...but that makes them so good :)

Jenjen - They were so good..I'll have to try making them at some point.


Sam said...

Hi Jasmine,

I'm glad you enjoyed the cardamom marshmallow!Store bought marshmallows will never taste the same for me again after making them. I hope that you are having a wonderful summer! Cheers.