Posted by Joke at 7:53 AM
MsCellania posted at 1:20 PM, May 09, 2006
Well, I nearly burned down the house 5 minutes ago trying this. The mushy innards catch fire infinitely more quickly than the crusty outards. Now I have to go clean up a mess. Molten glass, this burnt sugar is.
Just an FYI from your trusty test kitchen here in Colorado.
Poppy Buxom posted at 1:53 PM, May 09, 2006
All I know is that Suse can't patent the idea--at least, in the U.S.A.-- due to its obviousness.
(Meaning normal non-foodie types have been doing this for years. And some of us aren't even all that crazy about marshmallows. We just like to play with our food.)
p.s. Love, love, LOVE your choice of illustration, though.
jujube posted at 2:17 PM, May 09, 2006
yeah, I did this as a kid many decades ago.
where is my royalty check?
Badger posted at 2:21 PM, May 09, 2006
Um, yeah. I don't want to take anything away from the lovely and talented Suse, but that is the only way I've EVER toasted my marshmallows. We had contests when I was a kid to see who could toast and re-toast the most times before there was nothing left but stick/fork.
Of course, there IS a lot of Brit blood in my gene pool, so maybe your theory of origin is correct.
Carolyn posted at 3:40 PM, May 09, 2006
Marshmallows make my son go bonkers.
I guess I'll try this when he's not at home. :)
Happy anniversary a day late!
julia posted at 4:25 PM, May 09, 2006
But how do you make a s'more using this method? The marshmallow never goes gooey enough in the middle, even though the outer layer is a lovely, crispy brown without a hint of burn. It's a s'more lover's dilemma.
Sarah Louise posted at 5:20 PM, May 09, 2006
Ditto--this is the way one does marshmallows if one is not using them for s'mores. I have been doing it this way for years.
Mayhap your mother was not a camp counselor type? (My mother can build a kick-ass campfire from all her girl scout years and camp counselor years.)
We love you, though, Joke dear, and are very glad you have joined the marshmallow toasting club.
tablesetter posted at 5:38 PM, May 09, 2006
yup, me too. its like the twice baked potato.
Campfire brand marshmellows are the best. Years ago the actually came in a box of 8 and were perfect for roasting. btw, s'mores lovers--this may seem sacralige but make them in the oven, it gives the best melt to both the chocolate and marshmellow.
Joke posted at 8:49 PM, May 09, 2006
You use MINI marshmallows.
Suse posted at 7:29 AM, May 10, 2006
Well I was feeling really rather special and strangely proud until I read the other comments and realised I'm not quite as unique as you (and I) thought.
But you won't hear a word against me, will you?
Now, how much is that MacArthur thingie worth again?
Joke posted at 8:04 AM, May 10, 2006
As far as I care, you invented this. Everyone else can chime in now--well after the facts have been reported--and say "Oh, that...I've been doing that for years." To me this is nothing more than embittered, petty jealousy.
P.S. Oh, and the MacArthur grant thing is US$100,000 for 5 years.
Poppy Buxom posted at 11:49 AM, May 10, 2006
I'll just add here that the outside skin slips off easier if you like your marshmallows burned black. Just in case everyone doesn't already know it.
Hey Joke, have you read Blackbird's new beverage idea? Apparently you can take hot tea, pour it over ice, and then drink it cold. I tried it--it's good!
As you were.
julia posted at 1:40 PM, May 10, 2006
Mini marshmallows? In s'mores? That, sir, is heresy, akin to using langostino in lobster salad. Hmph.
Joke posted at 1:55 PM, May 10, 2006
It's another size, not a diffrent species.
Mrs. Badger posted at 12:03 AM, May 11, 2006
Okay but I have witnesses on the marshmallow thing.
I'm just sayin'.
Badger posted at 12:04 AM, May 11, 2006
Oops. Um, that was me. Suffering from Multiple Blogging Personality Disorder again.
BabelBabe posted at 6:38 PM, May 11, 2006
what poppy said. my favorite way EVER to eat marshmallows, and I've been doing it since my first summer at sleepaway camp when I was eight.
I have even been known to do it over a gas stove burner. sad, isn't it?
Margie posted at 2:32 AM, May 12, 2006
I have heard of smores but I don't know what it is.
We always used to cook our marshmallows like that on Girl Guide camps. the main joy though was selecting a really good toasting stick.
Joke posted at 7:20 AM, May 12, 2006
S'mores are toasted marshmallows and softened chocolate "sandwiched" between two graham crackers (I think graham crackers may be called something else in Australia).
I like using this "kit":
Joke posted at 7:56 AM, May 12, 2006
P.S. I still will not hear a word against Suse. It's sort of like why we don't have Leif Erickson Day Parades or St. Brendan The Navigator Day Parades.