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Marshmallows

Marshmallows are confections made from the Althaea Officinalis, the marsh mallow plant. This soft sugar candy is whipped to a spongey consistency and molded into flat-sided balls or other various shapes. They are also made into marshmallow creme. Marshmallows are enjoyed eaten alone, roasted, and are used in many dessert recipes.

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Can cats get sick if eat marshmallow?

Most likely, pets are not meant to eat food that humans may eat every day. They should strictly stick to a cat food diet, but in saying that my pets tend to have a bit of toast now and again and they aren't sick from it, just be careful what you leave around the house as they aren't built to eat our food!

Where can you buy marshmallow peeps year round?

Sadly you cant , they are made by a single company that makes several treats such as Peeps , but they only make peeps once or twice a year! (Easter and sometimes Christmas and Halloween).

UPDATE: I forgot to mention Valentines Day and 4th of July.

Just Born has expanded its product line to include bats Pumkins and ghosts for Halloween; hearts for Valentine's_Day; eggs for Easter; trees, ginger bread men, snowmen, the word "JOY", and stars for Christmas; and red, white, and blue chicks and stars for the 4th of july!

How many marshmallows in a quarter pound?

According to the University of Missouri Extension, 64 regular marshmallows equals one pound. Doing the math, a quarter pound should take 16 marshmallows. (2 per ounce.) I'll be making marshmallow ice cream sauce, and now know that I'll need 32 of them.

Can marshmallows be frozen?

Yes, In fact, frozen marshmallows taste good as a small treat.

Also, if you really think about it, anything can be frozen.

What are the ingredients in marshmallows?

Ingredients In Marshmallows:

Commercially-manufactured marshmallows can include the following, ingredients, (these are listed on the label of a store-bought brand): corn syrup, sugar, modified corn starch, dextrose, water, gelatin, tetrasodium pyrophosphate (a thickener or emulsifier), artificial flavor, and blue 1 (coloring additives will vary between brands and styles).

You can make your own marshmallows using cornstarch, confectioners sugar, unflavored gelatin, water, granulated sugar, light corn syrup, salt, vanilla extract. For the recipe, please go to the Related Link Listed below.

And here is another recipe for homemade marshmallows:

Homemade Marshmallows

.75 oz (21 g) unflavored gelatin (3 envelopes of Knox gelatin)

1/2 cup cold water

2 cups granulated sugar

2/3 cups light corn syrup

1/4 cup water

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Line 9 x 9 inch (23 x 23 cm) pan with plastic wrap and lightly oil it. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Soak for about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a rapid boil and boil hard for 1 minute. Pour the boiling syrup into soaked gelatin and turn on the mixer, using the whisk attachment, to high speed. Add the salt and beat for 12 minutes; add the vanilla extract and beat to incorporate.

Scrape marshmallow into the prepared pan and spread evenly (Lightly greasing your hands and the spatula helps a lot here). Take another piece of lightly oiled plastic wrap and press lightly on top of the marshmallow, creating a seal. Let mixture sit for a few hours, or overnight, until cooled and firmly set.

In a shallow dish, combine equal parts cornstarch (or rice flour) and confectioners' sugar. Remove marshmallow from pan and cut into equal pieces with scissors (the best tool for the job), a chef's knife, or sharp pizza cutter. It helps to oil the cutter, just wipe some oil across the blade(s) with a paper towel. Dredge each piece of marshmallow in confectioners' sugar mixture.

Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 40 large marshmallows, depending on the size you choose to cut them.

Is marshmallow a boy or a girl?

Marshmallow is a boy. His theme song says "He's so Cute".

How many calories in one marshmallow peep?

About 27 calories for the bunny peeps and 32 calories for the chick peeps.

Who invented marshmallow peeps?

Marshmallow Peeps were created by Sam Born in 1953 through the "Just Born" company.

Marshmallow made of horses?

One of the ingredients in marshmallows is unflavored gelatin. Gelatin is made from collagen protein found in cow or pig bones, hooves and connective tissues. Collagen can also be found in horses and humans.

How many regular marshmallows equal one jumbo marshmallow?

If you mean small ones, then it would be 10. but if you are talking about the regular, that would be 5.

Clothes how do you get marshmallow out of clothes?

You can get marshmallow out of clothes by pouring boiling water over the spot.

24 large marshmallows equals how many small marshmallows?

i large marshmallow is equal to 13 small ones to 24 large ones would equal 312 small marshmallows

Can you put marshmallow fluff on a snowball?

That sounds like fun! Make a very hard snowball. I'll bet it would work.

Who invented marshmallows?

The first "marsh mallow" was created in ancient Egypt, 2000 years ago.

Egyptian physicians pounded the gummy root of the mallow plant into a medicinal syrup and ointment. Marshmallows weren't fluffy then.

French candy-store owners began making what we call marshmallows in the mid-1800s. They, too, used the sappy mallow root, which they sweetened and whipped into an airy, but still sticky substance. By the late 1800s, the demand grew so large that manufacturers streamlined their process by adding starch and creating marshmallows in molds. About the same time, they substituted gelatin for the mallow-root gum (which had to be harvested from swamps).

In 1948, marshmallow manufacturers sped up this process when Alex Doumak invented the "extrusion process" that manufacturers still use. They pipe the fluffy mixture through a long tube and cut the tubular shape into equal-size bits: marshmallows. The outsides are dried and dusted with confectioner's sugar so they can be handled.

Marshmallow now comes in a variety of flavors and sizes, and as filling for various snacks.