Marshmallows are not a treat for just everybody. The soft, fluffy pillows of sweetness are a delicious treat for those who love them, though, and nothing is more satisfying for a marshmallow-lover than to make a homemade batch of marshmallows. The first time you try homemade marshmallows, there is definitely an element of magic to it because they don’t seem like something that you’d be able to recreate easily at home! The new book Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes is dedicated to the art of making homemade marshmallows. It contains dozens of recipes for dozens of different flavors – and quite a few ideas for putting all that marshmallow to good use, as well.
The fun starts when you pick up the book, because this book has a soft, puffy cover that really suits its subject matter. Once you open it, you’re greeted with bright colors and, of course, plenty of recipes. The introduction covers all of the basic ingredients you need for ‘mallow making and the basic techniques that are used in the recipes in the book. The recipes themselves are divided into several chapters: Classics (Chocolate & Vanilla), Fruity, Happy Hour (Cocktail-Inspired), Connoisseur (Gourmet Flavors, such as Maple-Bacon) and Kids Flavors. The final chapter of the book features recipes that use the marshmallows, both as drink toppings and as elements in more complex desserts, such as cupcakes and whoopie pies.
All of the recipes are very clearly written and easy to follow along with. Generally, they’re very similar, so once you are confident with one recipe, you’ll easily be able to branch out into making the others. Just about every recipe is accompanied by an inviting picture of the finished product that will definitely make you want to start “mallowing” yourself.