One of the main ways I use my own blog, is as a recipe receptacle. Here my papers don’t get lost, I don’t lose my adjustments or smudge my writing, and I can make easy recipe print outs to fall back on.
One recipe I often find myself coming to look up on my site is the basic recipe for straight-up regular vanilla marshmallows. This recipe is actually hidden within my post on making strawberry marshmallows, so it requires that I look down into the variations to double check my ingredient measurements for making this basic marshmallow composition. I’ve created a pdf of the basic vanilla marshmallow recipe for others to share, as I often wish I had this recipe nicely formatted for printing. An additional feature of this particular printout is that I have included measurements for a half-sized batch of marshmallows, the size I find myself making more frequently.
Also included at the bottom of the recipe are variation hints. The first is a reminder how to incorporate fruit puree into a marshmallow recipe to introduce flavor. The second variation is in regards to grinding up flavored candies to make up part of the sugar portion in the marshmallow recipe. Red hots worked exceptionally well in making Spicy Hot Cinnamon Marshmallows. Lemonhead candies are begging to be experimented with, as are Butterscotch Hard Candies and Root Beer Barrels.
Have fun thinking of flavors to try out!