Sunday, October 21, 2012

My first Karo Assignment and the third one for Fleischmann

Busy busy cooking day today. I had planned  to get more done yesterday but my one and only recipe made on Saturday was such a freaking MESS, it is all I had time for. So I decided I'd make the Karo Spooky Homemade Marshmallows for one of my monthly assignments. Oh this should be fun, I thought. I've never made marshmallows before. Well, there is a reason I've never made them before and never will again. They are a giant pain in the toucas!! I blame myself though, not the recipe.  First problem, I tried to something "fancy" with them and Two, I don't have the right equipment to make these.  You really need a workhorse of a Kitchen Aide mixer or something similar as the  mixture has to be beaten for 10 minutes. I kept having to turn of my cheapo mixer because it was overheating and only could get to 6 minutes of beating time before my mixer was laboring so much I knew I had to stop. And as far as the fancy, well stupid me thought it would be "cute " to put this into molds

Skulls - better than the pumpkins

One of those is a pumpkin.. squint and you can tell

Well first off it was a pain in the ass to get the mixture into the holes and then a pain in the ass to get it out without smashing the shapes. Homemade marshmallows are softer than store bought. I was so annoyed and covered with marshmallow fluffiness, I saved the rest of my cooking for today. So today I started out with my third Fleischmann's assignment Easy Italian Herb Focaccia. It was supremely easy and really good. For my taste, I'd add a tad more salt to the dough... but I am a salt fiend

Can you almost smell it?

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Dinner tonight is Banh Mi Burgers and Roasted Tomato Curry Soup Been wanting to try the burgers for a while. Finally remembered to pick up some super lean ground pork, 140 calories a serving and yummy.

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