|James's delicious experimental cocktail (ginger ale, vodka, & raspberries)|
Last weekend I made marshmallows for the first time, and now I've got the candy-making bug. Even now that their secrets have been revealed to me, marshmallows and nougat are still magical substances. Both start with the same basic ingredients and follow the same processes: hot sugar syrup added to whipped egg whites, whipped some more, with gelatin added for marshmallows. It all seems pretty straightforward until the syrup hits the egg whites. That's when the magic happens!
|Egg whites + molten sugar = deliciousness!|
|Fluffy Peanut Butter Nougat|
I finished spreading out the nougat around 10pm, so I got up early the next morning to cut it into squares and dip them in chocolate. I had a lot of candy in the house, and it was the last day of my work week. The last thing I needed was to have a half sheet pan of nougat lying around all weekend! So at 7:30am I was dipping chocolates.
|I didn't have enough time or chocolate to dip them all|