Monday, January 10, 2011

Scotchmallows


So this won't really be a wordy post because I am in the process of moving my life around in Italy and moving into a new apartment, but I wanted to post these photos and a recipe of really delicious chocolate marshmallow caramel candies I made with Livio when he was in Blacksburg. Sorry about the dry spell but once the dust has settled I will be updating with photo's about my life in Italy, the apartment decorating and of course more recipes since I will be cooking basically every day!

Oh and these little delightful candies are delicious and a great present- despite that it's after christmas they could still work well for birthdays, valentines day or just when you want something delicious in general.









Scotchmallows
Recipe inspired by the sees candies product

-25 jumbo marshmallows
-10 oz of good quality dark chocolate (I used ghirardeli semisweet)
-1 cup heavy cream
-5 tbsp. unsalted butter
-½ tsp. vanilla extract
-1¼ tsp. fleur de sel
-1½ cups sugar
-¼ cup light corn syrup
-¼ cup water

Directions:
Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper.  Lightly butter the parchment.
In a small saucepan, combine the cream, butter, vanilla extract, and fleur de sel.  Heat over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.  Remove from the heat and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water.  Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the sugar is dissolved.  Boil, without stirring but gently swirling the pan occasionally, until the mixture is a light golden caramel color.
Carefully stir the cream mixture into the caramel – the mixture will bubble up, so pour slowly and stir constantly.  Continue simmering the mixture until it registers 248˚ F on a candy thermometer.  Immediately remove from the heat and pour into the prepared pan.  Let cool for 10 minutes, then lightly place the marshmallows evenly spaced on top of the caramel, I left a couple of millimeters for cutting between each one.  Continue to let sit until completely set and cooled.  Cut into 1-inch pieces (a buttered pizza cutter works well). 
Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave until completely melted and soft but not too liquidy so that the chocolate holds when you dip. Dip each candy into the chocolate and place on parchment paper to set. Let set until hardened- about 1 hour.

2 comments:

  1. You forgot to credit my hand in that pic. Sigh.

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  2. Those look delicious... CONGRATS SARAH!!!!

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