Archive for August, 2014

Foodie Penpals: July 2014


Sadly I’m rather (very) late in posting about my foodie penpal package for July – oops! Primarily this was due to Royal Mail holding things up *grumbles*. But it was well worth the wait!

  • Bieber bread/cake: Funny name aside, it is a spiced cake with marzipan in the middle – very tasty!
  • Eimalzin: Sort of malt cubes wrapped in chocolate – think of a cross between Malteasers and halva in texture. Love them but can’t seem to find anywhere that sells them over here 😦 If you know of anywhere in the UK that sells it…!
  • Kaserosti: Potato and cheese – a lovely savoury pancake!
  • Maple and walnut chocolate: Yum!
  • Swiss toffee: Basicly the bit on the middle of diam bars 😀
  • Milk Chocolate moose bar: Also very tasty
  • Snack up – fruit, chocolate and nuts mix
  • Chinese cooking sauce – looking forward to trying this soon!

If you fancy joining in the foodie penpal scheme in Europe then look at Carol Anne Grady at This is Rocksalt.


Beyond hot chocolate: Chocolate and Cherry Marshmallows


In Edinburgh a wonderful thing has happened: a shop dedicated entirely to artisan marshmallows has opened. That’s right – marshmallows. Not the nasty little pink and white blobs of who-knows-what only fit to be melted in a fire, oh no! These are what marshmallows should be: springy, like the inside of a good meringue, and melt-in-the-mouth. The Key Lime Pie marshmallows are a particular favourite of mine 🙂

So, I got to thinking: just how difficult is it to make a marshmallow? Honestly, I had absolutely no idea how you would even start! Fortunately Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall came to the rescue with this recipe in The Guardian. And you know what, it really was very simple! I varied the recipe by adding cherry concentrate to the gelatin mixture, and adding some cocoa to the sugar/corn flour rolling mixture. Simple!

In the words of one on my friends: “It tastes like an angel just pooped in mouth”. I’ll just leave you with that mental image, shall I…?

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