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  • Easter egg marshmallow nests Easter egg marshmallow nests

    Easter egg marshmallow nests

Easter egg marshmallow nests

  Whenever Easter rolls around and Cadbury Mini Eggs hit the store shelves, I buy a pack or two because I love to incorporate them into my baking. So when I saw the recipe on Sophistimom, I knew I had to try to make these just because they were so utterly adorable.Besides, one of my most popular blog posts to this day is the one on my Easter egg nest cupcakes, which you can read here. But these marshmallow nests are decidedly better. For one, they’re less work. Secondly, they’re more portable, making it ideal for those Easter brunches that are already chock-a-block full of coloured eggs. Or perhaps these would also make a charming favour for a baby shower party with a hatching-chick theme. Just remember you can’t use gelatin if you’re serving this to any of your friends who keep kosher.And if you find candy-making finicky, this might not […]

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  • Rosy almond marshmallows Rosy almond marshmallows

    Rosy almond marshmallows

Rosy almond marshmallows

  I first made marshmallows, or guimauves, at my French pastry course at the Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionary Arts. It always seemed like the most impossible endeavour, but making marshmallows under the guidance of a professional pastry chef really showed me how just easy it was. But I couldn’t find the potato starch the recipe called for, and I put it out of my mind.  $1>$1>$1> Then I saw the recipe for vanilla marshmallows in Chatelaine magazine, and I could see right away that this recipe was even easier than the one I learned in my course. $1>$1>$1>Bonus: It called for simpler ingredients (I still haven’t been able to find the potato starch I require for the guimauves recipe). Without any hesitation at all, and no hiccups I might add, I whipped these up one night, and they were fantastic. I made the rosy almond marshmallows, but you can […]