[Sca-cooks] marshmallows

Tara Sersen Boroson tara at kolaviv.com
Wed Aug 30 07:51:09 PDT 2006

>	I wonder how it would work if you used a marshmallow as a topping on a
>chocolate pudding (with a graham cracker crust), and flamed it just before
>serving, much as you'd put the sugar crust on a creme brulee?
>--Maire, apparently full of weird ideas tonight, but blaming it quite
>entirely on the Irish Cream she's been consuming....<g>

Hm... I'm not a pudding fan.  But I like your thinking.  I'm imagining 
in a tart pan, graham cracker crust, thin layer of ganache, layer of 
marshmallow.  Instead of a conventional graham cracker crust, make 
graham cracker dough and press it out into the tart pan as a crust and 
bake it.  Flame the marshmallow, as you described, maybe stick an artful 
little triangle of additional graham cracker out of the top of each 
slice at a jaunty angle.  The whole thing would be thin and firm enough 
to pick up and eat with your fingers (it would be sticky, but isn't that 
the point of s'mores?)  I'm partial to homemade marshmallow, mostly 
because I'm a geek that way.  But, mini marshmallows would make for a 
pretty darned cute presentation.

And, I must say... your Irish Creme sounds like it would be a loverly 
addition to this recipe.  Maybe a dash of it in the ganache?  :D


Tara Sersen Boroson

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