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Homemade Smore Marshmallow Testers

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Here's an idea for those of you who want to get into the kitchen this weekend and play around. Some of you may have seen my Ible on making marshmallows.

So here's the experiment. The favorite marshmallow treat for many people would have to be the s'mores made over a campfire. Lets see if we can recreate some of these flavors in a single marshmallow treat.

Ideas:
-Use the standard vanilla marshmallow recipe as a base.
-Experiment with liquid smoke flavoring to add some smoky taste. Probably not too much.
-Possibly add a bit of burnt sugar. Might be able to do this torching the outside of the marshmallow or by some other means.
-Graham crackers. Either crushed into a powder and added to the powder coating, or left whole and just stuck to the marshmallow.
-Chocolate. Could be added in multiple places. Could be added directly to the marshmallow itself. Cocoa powder could be added to the powder mix. Melted chocolate could be drizzled over the marshmallow or dipped in.

Anyone else have any other idea or feel up to the challenge of testing out the recipe?

caitlinsdad5 years ago
I have a blowtorch but it is powered with MAPP gas-yellow can. I don't think that is safe with food. The butane or propane ones for creme brulee may be what you need.
. MAPP sould be safe (assuming proper air/fuel ratio), but it usually contains mercaptan (the same odorant as in natural gas) which might impart an unpleasant taste.
Maybe safe but I don't think FDA approved or recommended. MAPP burns hotter so it could put a nicer char on your steak while the inside still looks like you just clubbed the cow.
. A Q&D search of the Web didn't turn up a definitive answer as to if it's safe for cooking or not. I'm guessing that MAPP is like any other hydrocarbon - products of combustion (H2O + CO2) are safe. The only thing the MSDS mentions is asphyxiation. Seems to me that if poisonous/noxious fumes were produced, it wouldn't be safe to use in a shop.
. Either way, propane is usually easier to find than MAPP and cheaper. ;)
. Come to think of it, as long as the concentration of mercaptan is =< that in residential nat'l gas, taste shouldn't be a problem.
Goodhart5 years ago
I have yet to try this little stove / grill out yet. Sounds like a match made in heaven :-)
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