Monday, January 23, 2012

Marshmallow Fluff

Marshmallow fluff is not that hard to make.  Making it at home also eliminates all the chemicals that you will get if you get a jar of Fluff off the shelf. Making fluff with honey will impart a honey taste, but I find it quite pleasant and actually very addicting. Its actually very easy to make too.

3 egg whites from pastured hens
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cups of mild honey(clover or alfalfa for example)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

The How Tos:
In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, place your three egg whites, sea salt and honey. Mix on a medium speed until the mixture starts to firm up. In the meantime you can be doing other things in the kitchen as the mixing process will take a minimum of 5 minutes. Once you see the mixture starting to show soft peaks, change your speed to high and continue to whip until you have a thick mixture resembling marshmallow cream. Lower the speed and gradually pour in your powdered sugar, sifting it if its not freshly made and is caking up a bit. You can add this to taste if you like. After adding about a cup, you will find that your fluff looks ready to use. The additional sugar only adds more sweetness. Once the powdered sugar is incorporated, you can whip on high again until it is mixed well and light and fluffy.
Gooey, sticky and just like fluff...only better!
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I used part of this batch as a frosting on a chocolate cake this afternoon. The rest will go to smore bars later this week.

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