|Angel Food Cake|
In class, we made fresh marshmallows. They are actually made with gelatin, sugar, corn syrup, and various flavorings according to preference. I didn't want to get too fancy with my marshmallows so I simply used Madagascar vanilla bean and a hint of cayenne pepper. For an added crunch, I added cocoa nibs to half of the recipes, just for the sake of it. The process is rather simple, although, I must say that when the 240 degree sugar is added to the bloomed gelatin, it gives off this horrendous odor! I'm talking wet nasty dog/zoo smell. Not cool. I was rather pleased, however, when the smell dissipated and all that was left was a fluffy, flavorful marshmallow cream which was piped and then cut into one-inch pieces which were tossed in cornstarch to finish them off. I couldn't wait to get home and make some hot chocolate!