Is it too cold outside to BBQ? Been a long time since that last camping trip or bonfire? Looking for a creative romantic evening? Just want a fun treat to share with friends? Roast a marshmallow anytime with this nifty trick.
Step 1: Supplies
What you need:
-Glass or ceramic bowl (marked oven safe such as PYREX, thanks fzumrk)
-Tealight candles (Great place to get tons of these is IKEA)
-Marshmallows and a stick to roast them
Step 2: Cover the Bowl
Tear off a sheet of foil to cover the bowl and crimp it over the sides. Don't worry about being perfect as this is just to reduce enough air flow so it gets nice and toasty.
Step 3: Tear It Apart (Don't Turn It On)
Punch a hole in the foil and then peel it open until the opening is large enough to easily fit the marshmallow. I found that if you peel the pieces up and away from the hole it makes a nice lifted area which will help nestle the roasting stick.
A little EEVblog joke in the title there because that is what I think any time I hear part of that phrase. Thanks Dave :D.
Step 4: Light 'em Up
To light the candles I just lift the foil off and then replace it. Set the bowl somewhere away from flammables and on a stable, flat, surface and you're ready to roast. I found I could, with the metal roasting rods, just set the mallow in place and check on it every minute or so. The height is enough that they heat gently and without burning just don't get to comfortable so you forget about it.