A couple weeks back, I had a vivid dream about making marshmallows. More specifically, marshmallows covered with graham cracker crumbs and chocolate – a.k.a. a deconstructed s’more. Most people would probably be concerned about what this said about them, but not me. I knew it was a sign. I MUST MAKE MARSHMALLOWS!
So I dug through my recipe files to find the one I used Christmas season 2010, but couldn’t locate it. Likely it was a link and when my laptop was stolen, so was the recipe. So like anyone obsessed, I turned to the net. Of course, there were a dozen or so that immediately caught my eye. I compared a couple and ended up going with this one from Smitten Kitchen. But even with a recipe in hand, I had yet to follow my dream.
Once I had the marshmallows made, I rolled about a dozen of them into crushed graham cracker crumbs (Next time I won’t let them sit up for a whole day. A couple hours instead would likely give me more “stick”). I popped them into the freezer for about an hour to ensure they wouldn’t melt under the chocolate. I melted some good quality dark chocolate over a simmering double boiler. I dipped the top of each into the chocolate and quickly sprinkled some additional crumbs onto the chocolate. I popped them into the fridge so that it would set up quickly. Keep in mind the kids were staring at me wanting to eat these ASAP. We ate a couple as they were, but quickly decided that what was missing was the char. Enter, my 11-year old son with the kitchen torch (pictured below). He quickly lit it up and roasted them to perfection. A kid with a torch is AWESOME :)
This was a very good dream…