I was hoping to post this before Easter, but time got away from me. With the glorious weather we've been having I've been doing much more weeding and digging than I have blogging. It was such a fun night with two of my best gals, however, I wanted to make sure I posted it.
Last Thursday I headed over to my friend Opal's apartment for a confectionery adventure of sorts with she and her sister Ruby. Several weeks before we decided we would make homemade "Peeps" for Easter. I had run across a recipe that looked easy enough, and we were eager to go to town making marshmallow bunnies and chicks.
The results? Well, they tasted better than they looked.
|It was Thirsty Thursday at the Tincaps game, so we took part in our own way.|
|Opal is quite the entertainer. She always has some elegant snack prepared for us!|
|OK. On to the marshmallows. We had the envelope of gelatin softening in the bowl of the Kitchenaid.|
|While the gelatin was softening we started cooking the sugar and water to softball stage on the candy thermometer.|
|The sugar cooks down pretty fast. We did have a candy thermometer, it just didn't make it into any photos.|
|After adding the sugar to the gelatin mix and stirring it by hand for a bit to cool it down, we turned to the trusty old stand mixer to do the real grunt work.|
|In no time at all we had soft peaks and we were ready to pipe! Also at this point we considered just dumping in rice krispies. They really would have been perfect.|
|So, um, yeah. About those bunnies...|
|Ruby was pretty successful making a bunny. Opal made some really nice nests and a cross.|
|This was my best attempt. They tasted wonderful. Like the freshest marshmallow ever. I found the videos explaining how to do it afterward. These would have been helpful, especially the ingenious way of piping into the bowl of sugar!|
|Miss Kaci was less than impressed.|
|Hopefully my bringing them Easter baskets made up for my poor execution and explaining of piping peeps. I really should have listened closer to Martha. We do, however, have other plans for this recipe. Stay tuned...|