The sandwich is a time honored meal that can be as simple or complicated as you want. It can be a sit down meal or an on the go type of meal. One of the classic sandwiches is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a staple of youth. For this recipe, we will be creating a modern twist on a classic sandwich. We will be adding a homemade marshmallow fluff and banana slices to the sandwich. First we will make the fluff, then the sandwich, and then have a few optional sides to go along with the meal.
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Step 1: Homemade Marshmallow Fluff
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light corn syrup
4 liquid ounces egg whites (from about 3 large eggs)
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Place the water, sugar, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Warm over medium-high heat until the mixture reaches 240°F on a candy thermometer.
While the sugar is heating, beat the egg whites to soft peaks so they're ready at the same time as the sugar. Place the egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Beat on medium until the egg whites are foamy. Increase the speed to high, and add in the cream of tartar and salt. Continue to mix until soft peaks form.
Once the sugar mixtures reaches 240°F, carefully remove it from the heat and let rest for about 20 seconds. With the mixer running on high, slowly stream the sugar mixture into the egg whites. Continue to mix for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the outside of the mixing bowl returns to room temperature. Add in the vanilla; mix until medium-stiff peaks form.
Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Makes 2-3 cups
Step 2: Sandwich
3 slices of a bread of your choice
1-2 tbsp of Marshmallow fluff
1 tbsp of Peanut butter
1 tbsp of Jelly (we used Grape)
Side Note: You can use as much or as little of the marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and jelly as you would like.
Fry each slice of bread on the stove top until they have reached your desired crispness. (Estimated two-three minutes.)
Cut up one whole banana into small slices.
Apply the peanut butter to the first slice of bread.
Apply a layer of marshmallow fluff over top of the peanut butter.
Stack one slice of bread on top of the marshmallow fluff.
Apply a layer of jelly to the top of this slice of bread.
Place the slices of banana to cover the layer of jelly, then place the final slice of bread on top of this.
Cut in half and dig in!
Step 3: Chocolate Milkshake
3 scoops of chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup of milk
In a blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth.
Pour into glass and serve.