Monday, 27 August 2012

Watermelon Mallow Pops




Well, as you know by now, I love making marshmallows. And recently, armed with my new foolproofrecipe for them, I have been experimenting a bit more. I'm even getting a reputation with my co-workers kids as the 'Marshmallow Man', which does sound kind of sinister!! Anyway, I was looking through mystore cupboard at the ingredients I had and I came across my watermelon extractthat I had bought a while back at The Cake Decorating Company
 If you read my postabout the watermelon cake, you will know that a little goes a long way! And Ithought adding some to mallows would be a nice alternative to vanilla. And whystop there?? I dug out some food colouring and chocolate chips whilst I was atit.



Ingredients:

Watermelon Extract
Green Food Colouring
Pink Food Colouring
Mini Chocolate Chips

Method:
Spray a 9”x9” baking pan with baking spray. Make themarshmallows as directed in the link above – except substitute the vanillaextract for the watermelon, don’t add as much, as it is potent. Add a few dropsat a time until you get a strength of flavour you like. (These would be just as nice vanilla flavoured!)

Divide the white mallow ‘batter’, one third in one bowl, twothirds in another. Colour the one third with some drops of green food colouring(amount depends on the type you use) and add a few drops of the pink to the twothirds, stirring these well. Place the green mallow mix into a piping bag(or food bag with corner snipped off) and pipe around the perimeter of thebaking pan several times, adding on top of each layer, adding a bit of height.Next, spoon the pink mallow mix into the middle of the pan, and with an off-setspatula spread out towards the green mallow mix until they just meet. Becareful not to swirl the two colours. Lastly, sprinkle a few mini chocolatechips on top, to look like the seeds. I used a toothpick to push these down abit into the ‘batter. Lastly, sprinkle with the icing sugar/cornflour mixliberally and leave to set a few hours (overnight is best).



When set, carefully prise the mallows from the pan and on acutting board, sprinkled with more icing sugar and cornflour, carefully slicethe slab of watermelon mallow into wedges. Coat each wedge in even moresugar/cornflour. I inserted wooden sticks into mine to make pops, but these arejust as good eaten by hand. Kids love these - they are squidgy and sweet and the chocolate chips add a nice little crunch, so what are you waiting for? Go create…!



Lastly and by no means least, you may remember that Irecently posted Coconut Fruit Salad with Chocolate Balsamic Dressing for the ‘NoCroutons Required’ challenge over at ‘http://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/’.Well, luckily I won! I will be receiving my prize soon, and I’ll be displayingmy winner’s badge very proudly! Thanks Jac.


14 comments:

  1. I think these are adorable! I really have to try making your marshmallows. Congratulations on your award! I always knew you were a winner! : )

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    1. Thanks Debs! You must try Mallows - super easy to do!!

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  2. Looking fabulous! enough said :-D

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  3. The marshmallows are inspired. Well done on the NCR prize too.

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    1. Thanks Janice - and see you this weekend!

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  4. Well done you!! xxx

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  5. Wow these look totally delicious! Where do you get watermelon extract from ?

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    1. Hi there - I got it from the Cake Decorating Company - click on the link in the post. They have lots of unusual flavour extracts!

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  6. Well done on your win! The marshmallows are amazing will have to keep my eyes peeled for some watermelon extract too.

    Angela

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    1. Thanks Angela - I got it from the Cake Decorating Company. A little goes a long way!

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  7. Congrats for winning! these are super cute, love that you decided to put them on sticks! and I love your marshmallow man title! If you love marshmallows next time you're in london you should visit Bea's of Bloomsbury, they do coconut, passionfruit, pineapple marshmallows - they are seriously good!

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    1. I will certainly check that out Gem - love my mallows!! Thank you

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