Besides setting you up with the basic tools and recipes, Talanian goes deep into recipe adaptations and ways to integrate homemade marshmallows into other desserts. Recipes like Honey-Lavender Marshmallows, Dulce de Leche Marshmallows, and Blackberry Marshmallows made with fruit puree are inspiring and mouth-watering in equal measures. She even has a recipe for making your own marshmallow fluff!
This is a must-have cookbook for anyone excited about making marshmallows at home. We’ve found no other book that does as good a job of making marshmallows into an accessible homemade treat or providing so many great recipes in one place.
• Find the Book! Marshmallows: Homemade Gourmet Treats by Eileen Talanian. Published by Gibbs Smith, 2008. ($13 on Amazon.com)
And why not make a batch of marshmallows to give along with the book?
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