Happy Valentine’s Day!
Over the weekend (before I came down with the ick), I made marshmallows to take to the office for Valentine’s Day.
I made vanilla marshmallows and chocolate cinnamon marshmallows. So yummy!
- My favorite vanilla marshmallow recipe is Alton Brown’s Homemade Marshmallows. It’s pretty foolproof, although it is a bit messy.
- Inspired by this Chocolate Swirl Cinnamon Marshmallows recipe, I made a second batch of Alton’s vanilla marshmallows and tossed in about 3 oz. of chocolate chips near the end of whipping the marshmallow fluff. Hours later, after that batch was ready and had been cut into squares, I tossed those marshmallows in a combination of powdered sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon. While most of the chocolate chips melted into a pretty swirl, some of them didn’t melt completely, leaving chocolate chunks in some of the marshmallows. Divine!
I boxed the marshmallows up with some red ribbon and home-letterpressed tags. I’ve still got nothing but love for my L Letterpress. I’ve done a few more small-run letterpress projects at home since my personal notecards, and while inking up the brayer (and eventually cleaning it) are kind of a pain, I love the convenience of being able to produce really nice quality letterpress prints at home.
On another note, I’m feeling a lot better. Maybe I just had a 24-hour bug. Saturday, in addition to making marshmallows and letterpressing, I did several things around the house, so now I’m suspicious that I’m allergic to housework.
In any case, I’m glad I’m feeling better, because RH and I always cook a special dinner at home for Valentine’s Day. This year, we’re making filet mignon with red wine sauce and chocolate soufflés for dessert. RH could probably handle the filet mignon, but I’m having a hard time envisioning him pulling picture-perfect soufflés out of the oven!
I hope my co-workers enjoy their treats!