Saturday, February 13, 2016

Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Marshmallows

These are some of the Valentine's treats I made for friends.  They are a bit rustic and maybe next time I would make them neater but they are delicious just the same.
 I pureed about 15 strawberries with a bit of water, cooked them at a simmer for 20 minutes and then strained them through a fine sieve.

 Here is the recipe for the marshmallows:

http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2009/10/homemade-marshmallows.html

Add the strawberry puree and subtract 1/3 the water in the recipe.

 You beat the mixture for 30 minutes in your mixer.

 Towards the end, the mixture is quite thick.

 Spread it in a parchment lined greased pan.  These sit for a day before cutting.

 They are a very pale pink which is difficult to see in my horrible morning kitchen light.

 Melt some chocolate and dip the tops in it and then in sprinkles if you wish.

 Let them sit for a couple hours until they set.  These have a very fresh strawberry flavor.,