Saturday, April 11, 2009
A TALE TWO PEEPS
Last year I made Peeps out of meringue. They did not work out as I had planned because I am get impatient in the kitchen sometimes. This year I followed a recipe from MSL. It only called for gelatin and sugar! I busted out my kosher and veegs gelatin and got to work. After like 15 minutes in the mixer, nothing was happening. Bummsville! I hastily added some egg white (as the gelatin had not congealed at all and was still a viscous liquid, it was safe to do so) and ta da! Marshmallow started to happen. I think what happened is I treated the kosher gelatin like regular gelatin. I did not boil it for instance. My question is, had I boiled it and added just the sugar, where is the volume (imagine fluffy clouds of marshmallow) supposed to come from? I am asking you Martha! Without the egg whites, I don't see how that is gonna go down. But I am not Alton Brown so maybe there is a good reason. If you know please tel me. So anyway, my peeps though not a complete failure are VERY delicate. they still look cute tho!