I'm ready for a fresh start!
My first resolution this year is:
LEARN TO MAKE REALLY GOOD MARSHMALLOWS!
I've tried two batches. The first was peppermint and they were delicious, but I beat the mixture too long and they were really hard to get into the pan. What a mess! We still cut them into cubes and roasted them over the fire during the holidays. (My parents live in the country and my dad made a fire pit with big rocks around the edge for all of us to sit on.)
Next, I made a batch of vanilla marshmallows. This time, I did not mix the cream as long and it easily poured into the pan. With the first batch, I felt like I needed 4 extra arms to stir the pots on the stove and mix the egg whites at the same time. With my second batch, I knew what was coming and it all fell into place.
After trying two recipes, I have combined the best parts of both to come up with our favorite marshmallow.
Heavenly Vanilla Marshmallows
I would just love to know what you are planning 2012. Did you make serious or silly resolutions? Please leave a comment and let me know!