Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Marshmallows part 2: A Man, a plan, a canal - KERPUFFERKINS!

Marshmallows are sticky (they are actually used to adhere the ceramic insulating tiles to the shuttle), so a thick coat of butter and a coat of powdered sugar is needed. Possibly, this treatment would make anything better.

After whipping for a good ten minutes or so, we scrape our product into the waiting dish. Then we let it cool for three or four hours. We actually ended up accidentally drinking a bottle of Old Spice and spent the rest of the night thinking we were Aunt Bea, exposing ourselves to traffic, and screaming at birds. So, our marshmallows set overnight.

After cooling, we use our diamond scalpel to separate the marshmallows into cubes. Exposed edges are still very sticky, so we roll them in a 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and potato starch flour.

Beautiful, no? They're within spec for:

  • Tastiness - 9/10
  • Texture - 7/10
  • Hardness - 15 ± 5 Shore OO durometer
  • Brutality - 9/10