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Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

If you told me a couple of years ago that I will make Homemade Classic Marshmallow, I would not believe you.

I always thought I was not talented enough or patient enough to make my own. With that being said, I was not aware of how easy they are to make.

Well, I must admit that ever since my husband surprised me with KitchenAid I have been making all kinds of delicious recipes.

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Much like an air fryer, I have no idea how did I ever live this long without these two kitchen gadgets. It is Life-changing!

Anyhow, my family was shocked to learn that I made these beauties. Yes… and I was really proud of myself.

To be honest, I gave myself the challenge to learn some to-go easy desserts this year as well as next. I mean, to have more patience and learn. That is my goal for next year.

Recipe

What did I learn making homemade Marshmallow?

  • You could replace the vanilla extract with a different flavor extract, such as peppermint, almond, lime or lemon, maple, etc.
  • After cutting marshmallows into the shape you want, you may dip them in melted chocolate, or drizzle on top.
  • You may use cookie cutters or just a sharp knife to cup them. Make sure to coat a knife into the sugar-corn starch mixture to prevent marshmallows from sticking.
  • Be patinate! It is a key to successfully make these, on the other hand, you really cannot possibly fail.
  • If you wish to add anything in the marshmallows after flavoring with the vanilla extract, fold in mini chocolate chips, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, or your desired mix-in.
Homemade Classic Marshmallow

What equipment to use:

  • Candy Thermometer is a must. This classic thermometer you may use when you make jelly as well as for deep frying.
  • Nonstick Bakeware Nonstick Baking Pan With Lid, Rectangle – 9 Inch x 13 Inch. It is fantastic when you pour in your sicky marshmallow mixture to have strength corners and higher sides. Also, the fitted pan lid is always great to have.
  • A stand mixer with a whisk attachment is one gadget that makes processes of making marshmallows easier. You turn it on, set an alarm to 13 minutes and wait until the magic happens.
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Try making these with my homemade hot cocoa. It is the best mix ever.

Homemade Classic Marshmallow
Yield: 1 batch, approximately 48

Homemade Classic Marshmallow

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Rest Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes

Simple and easy homemade classic marshmallow recipe.

Ingredients

Blooming Gelatin

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin (one envelope of powdered gelatin (about 1/4 ounce/7g)
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/118ml) iced cold water

Sugar Syrup

  • 1/2 cup (4oz/118ml) iced cold water
  • 10 ounces (1.4 cup/283g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (12oz/340g) light corn syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Coating

  • 3/4 cup (85g) powdered sugar, more if needed
  • 3/4 cup (85g) cornstarch, more if needed

Additional

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Oil for greasing a pan

Equipment

  • Heavy-duty saucepan
  • Heavy-duty flat rubber-silicone spatula
  • Mini sieve or similar
  • Stand Mixer with the whisk attachment or
  • one large bowl with an electric mixer
  • Rectangular pan, preferably 13 by a 9-inch metal baking pan
  • Candy Thermometer

Instructions

Blooming Gelatin

  1. Combine the gelatin with 1/2 cup of the cold water in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment.

Sugar Syrup

  1. Combine the remaining 1/2 cup water, the granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt in a heavy-duty saucepan. Place over medium-high heat, cover and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Uncover, clip a candy thermometer onto the side of the pan and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 240F (115 degrees C), approximately 8 minutes.
  3. So, when the sugar mixture reaches 240F, remove from the heat right away.

Marshmallow Process

  1. Turn the mixer fitted with the whisk attachment to low speed then while running, slowly pour the hot sugar syrup down the side of the bowl into the gelatin.
  2. Once you have added all of the syrup, increase the mixer the highest speed. Continue to whip until the mixture becomes very thick and is lukewarm, approximately 13 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add the vanilla at the last minute of whipping. 
  4. Combine the powdered sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly apply vegetable oil and brush on or use a kitchen paper towel to add the oil a 13 by a 9-inch metal baking pan with vegetable oil. Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture in an empty sugar shaker, sifter, mini sieve or fine strainer and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use. Shake a pan to coat with sugar and cornstarch mixture everywhere even on the side pf the baking pan.
  5. When it is ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly when you transfer it into the pan. Generously dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later.
  6. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hrs to set or overnight. If you could wait, they are the best if you leave them overnight.
  7. Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into about 1-inch squares (they could be bigger or smaller) using a knife dusted with the powdered sugar mixture.
  8. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary, of course. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
  9. Eat responsibly!

Notes

  • You may add other flavors and colors to the classic marshmallow.
  • Each pouch of unflavored gelatin will gel 2 cups (500mL) of liquid and up to 1 1/2 (375mL) cups of solids.
  • You could make this using one large bowl with an electric mixer with appropriate attachment but it will take some time so be prepared to mix for at least 13 minutes.
  • Blooming Gelatin: It involves sprinkling the powdered gelatin into a liquid and letting it sit for about 5 minutes.


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Chaffles – Low Carb Keto Waffles

Chaffles – Low Carb Keto Waffles

Chaffles - Low Carb Keto Waffles

If you are following a low carb lifestyle, then you probably heard of or made these yummy keto-approved waffles.

What are Chaffles-Low Carb Keto Waffles?

I know, by the name you would never tell what it is. I have no idea who gave the name. So Chaffles are waffles made with only shredded cheese and eggs.

You can add different herbs to enchant the flavor, but that is pretty much it. For the best results, I would have to suggest shredding the cheese yourself.

Chaffles - Low Carb Keto Waffles

You will still have marvelous waffles using pre-shredded cheese, but if you do it yourself it is honestly so much better.

I love making these when I am craving a good sandwich, or when I want to pack my kids a low carb lunch. Above all, they are just so tasty and easy to make, plus you only need 2 ingredients which most of us have in our fridge.

It is so easy to upgrade them like add a bit of almond flour, dash of sugar and vanilla to create a tasty low carb sweet waffles.

Although I prefer these savory over sweet because I’ve seen them and I really do not like the idea.

With that being said I have been testing other keto recipes that are full proof and absolutely amazing. I just don’t know which one to post, chocolate or regular. Ahh! Sweet decisions.

I used my regular size waffle maker, which is just fine. I believe any waffle maker would do. My kids really loved these and my husband asked for more.

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Well, what’s not to like right? As my daughter, Anna, would say, it is a cheesy omelet made in a waffle form. Oh, and so delightful that I am so sure that you guys going to love.

So this is pretty basic keto breakfast or brunch. Bacon, eggs, and cheese. I should’ve made a few sunny side eggs ’cause I would love it with this. However, this was absolutely perfect.

I served it with some sour cream and just for the presentation, I added crumbles of feta cheese. It just looked like it belonged there.

Wouldn’t you agree? I just loved this plate so much. It hit the spot!

Did you guys ever make Chaffles? Please share it with me in the comments.

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Chaffles - Low Carb Keto Waffles
Yield: 2 Servings

Chaffles - Low Carb Keto Waffles

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

the easiest waffles ever with only 2 ingredients needed, everything else is optional.

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs, mixed
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 56g (2oz) Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • 56g (2oz) Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Mix eggs, then add dried parsley and ground black pepper.
  2. Shred cheese and add to the eggs, mix well.
  3. Add egg and cheese mixture on to preheated waffle iron and close it.
  4. Depending on your waffle maker, wait until the light turns on.
  5. My waffle maker makes 4 square regular waffles at the time, which in this case is 2 servings.

Notes

You may use any cheese that you prefer. I enjoy this combo, but you can definitely test and see which one you like the best.

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Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes

Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes

School is in a full session for over two months now, so these delicious and Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes make an appearance on our table quite often.

We are almost at the Fall break, but temperatures are not getting any better. We are still in the ’90s and that’s really not good. You see, I am a big fan of comfort food, cooler weather, autumn, so these summer temperatures are not fun to me at all.

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Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes

Anyhow, my boys always loved a good hot breakfast before school. Most of the time, I would prep ahead so they could have a quick meal in no time. Sometimes, I also make waffles which we really love.

To make these yummy pancakes you really do not need to be a rocket scientist. Just a bit of time and they are done quickly. You may add any other berries as well, or chocolate chips.

Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes

However, during summertime, I get the best berries just like these blueberries and freeze them so I could make this all year round.

Blueberries, especially frozen wild blueberries produce such a pretty color and they are amazing for us. Do you like organic wild blueberries? You can get them frozen in the grocery store and they are an absolute delight.

You guys going to love these scrumptious pancakes because my family and I just adore them for breakfast, brunch or a quick snack.

Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes

I have several dinner pancakes on my blog as well as waffles and wonderful breakfast ideas. If you search my blog, you’d probably need more than an hour. I have so many amazing recipes for you to try.

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Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes
Yield: Serves 6

Fluffy Cream Cheese Blueberry Pancakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Delicious and easy blueberry pancakes with tasty homemade blueberry sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar or any other sweetener I used Swerve
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Pinch Kosher Salt
  • 2 large eggs separated yolks, and egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 6 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Ghee or unsalted butter for the skillet
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries

Blueberry Sauce

  • 2 cups Blueberries, fresh or frozen (You can use even wild frozen blueberries)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch or any other thickener (no flour)

Instructions

    1. Whisk together dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
    2. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients: egg yolks and the buttermilk. Add the cream cheese and mix until combined (the mixture will look broken). Stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract. Combine everything together by adding the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. I like to use an electric mixer to make these as smooth as possible
    3. Now, In another bowl, using electric mixer mix the egg whites with a splash of apple cider vinegar until soft peaks form, then gently fold into the pancake batter. This will make pancakes fluffy.
    4. Heat a cast-iron pan or a skillet over medium heat then brush with melted butter or ghee.
    5. Drop the batter into the pan by 1/3-1/4 cup, leaving space between each pancake. It's good to have measuring cup close and use it as a ladle.
    6. Add blueberries, one at the time and slightly push down into pancake. No need to over crowed the pancake.
    7. Cook until golden brown on the bottom and just starting to dry a bit on top, adjusting the heat as necessary so the pancakes do not get too dark about 2 minutes.
    8. Flip and cook until the reverse side is golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the finished pancakes to the baking sheet or a platter. You can keep warm in the oven or microwave until ready to serve. I even heat them up in the microwave for 30 seconds just before serving,
    9. Drizzle a bit of sauce over ir and enjoy, You may also add whatever you desire; fresh fruit, whipped cream, maple syrup or honey, jam, etc.

    Blueberry Sauce:

    Place one and a half of blueberries in a saucepan and reserve half o the cup for later. Cover with sugar and pour water over it a good squeeze of lemon.

    Then, cook over medium-low heat until mixture comes to a slight boil.

    Meanwhile, dissolve cornstarch in the cup with a few tablespoons of water, mix until smooth. Then dissolved cornstarch to the blueberries and bring mixture to a boil again.

    Continue simmer ing on low heat for a few more minutes, or until sauce reaches thicker consistency. Add water, one tablespoon at a time, if the sauce gets too thick.

    Add that half of the cup of reserved blueberries, stir and enjoy.

Notes

If I am eating pancakes or waffles I usually do gluten-free and sugar-free, however, sometimes I even use almond flour to make it just to keep it low carb. Just to add that Almond flour will not give you the fluffiest pancakes, but they are low carb so no complaints here.

Just use whatever you feel is right for you. I use sugar-free sugar as I like to call it, which is most of the time either monk fruit sweetener or Truvia. Also, "maple syrup" sugar-free. Which is not maple syrup just taste a bit like it. What I wanted to say that you can make it meet your dietary needs, it might not be exactly the same but you don't have to restrict yourself too much.

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