Sadly this winter has been a bit of a disappointment. Aside from a giant snowstorm in October that left us without power for 5 days and a 30 ft. Maple on our house, it's been pretty mild. Well today was payday. We got our snow day! Nothing can top a day of getting crazy in the snow like a big cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows.
We like to put our own herbal spin on things around here, so I thought I'd share a fun recipe to making real marshmallows. Those air puffed, spongy white things don't contain any marshmallow at all, which is actually a very healing herb. Marshmallow root is renowned for its abilities to sooth skin and heal inflammations in the body. It's one of my go-to herbs for sore throats.
Go on, I dare you try making these. Super easy and SO delicious.
This recipe is adapted from Lesley Tierra's (2000): A Kid's Herb Book.
-Preheat oven to 275 degrees F
-Separate 2 eggs, keeping the whites. Beat whites until foamy and not quite stiff.
-Add in 1/2 tsp. Vanilla or other delicious flavoring
-Slowly beat in up to 1/2 cup (it's okay to use less!) sugar, 1 tsp at a time
-Beat in 2 tablespoons marshmallow root powder
-Drop mixture using teaspoonful at a time on a lined cookie sheet.
-Bake 1 hour
-Remove from sheet and let cool. Yum!
*Refrigerate extras (if there is any) for several days
Hope your day was magical!