Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Marshmallow ou Guimauve

J’adoooore whipping fluffy marshmallows – a dessert with “Je ne sais quoi”.

Homemade marshmallows, or guimauves, are as white as the snow that billows outside of my window and they form stiff, glossy clouds similar to French Meringue. There is something so greatly satisfying and scrumptious about the process of making this sticky confection. And yet, marshmallows require only basic equipment (hand held beaters) to make, for those of you that want to make them in your own kitchen.

While, I’ve been dreaming of upgrading our kitchen with a range plus sophistiqué and a proper batterie de cuisine, I must remind myself that a bigger mixer or fancy oven will not replace la simple joie of creating utterly delicious sweets.

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