Let us drive the bandwagon round so you can jump on.
Marshmallows are a spongy puffy substance made traditionally from a whipped mixture of sugar, water and gelatin. Historically they were used as medication! The good ol Egyptians used the sap of the marshmallow plant with sugar and prescribed it for sore throats. What legends.
Later this recipe was taken up by the French, with the addition of more sugar and rose water to become a popular treat. This was fondly called ‘pâte de guimauve’
From there this process was automated with the addition of cornstarch in pretty much each stage! This gives the modern marshmallow the slight crust to the exterior.
Rise to fame
Its safe to say their journey to sweet stardom has been a little bumpy. In their modern manufactured form their use was as a backup dancers. Used in rocky roads, cake icing and decoration.
Then came S’mores and they became 1/3 of the ultimate bonfire food. But still, they were still not a star in their own right.
Why are they so great?
Marshmallows have a unique texture like no other. It is light yet chewy. The airy quality holds an surprising amount of flavour. And they are adorable – I mean, just look at them.
Where and how to I get these!
There are a number of fantastic marshmallow makers out there luckily for you we have the best of the best on our market place. From artisan marshmallows to smores kits to even kits for making your own marshmallows!
How about trying these dunked in hot chocolate, melting them over a waffle, or simply enjoy the marshmallow as the headliner that it is.