Marshmallows are one of the most rewarding confections to make at home. The process is easy once you get over the fear of cooking sugar, and the transformation of syrup to pillowy treat is incredible to watch every time. Throw in some bourbon and maple syrup as Max and Eli Sussman suggest in This is a Cookbook, and you've got an even better adult-style treat.
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Throw some bourbon and maple syrup into homemade marshmallows as Max and Eli Sussman suggest in This is a Cookbook, and you've got an excellent adult-style treat. The brothers take their marshmallows one step further by incorporating them into a year-round take on s'mores (with ganache instead of Hershey's). These are no girl-scout dessert--they're boozy, sweet, and the sheer size of the marshmallows will gleefully turn even the most resolute health nut on the path to diabetes--but they're totally worth it.
It's pretty safe to assume that most of us have had an éclair or two at some point in our lives, whether it was at a Parisian pâtisserie or at a corner bakery. But how many of you have attempted to make a batch of these chocolate topped, cream filled pastries at home?