After you make your first homemade marshmallow, you will NEVER go back to those artificial ones that come in a plastic bag! And after you get your hands on Shauna Sever’s new cookbook all about marshmallows, you might spend endless weeks making marshmallows in all shapes, colors, and flavors!
Marshmallow Madness!, recently released on Amazon and bookstores in your city, is by Shauna Sever and printed by Quirk Books; she is best known for her delicious blog “Piece of Cake“. Her approachable personality and simple recipes create confidence in first time bakers. She’ll bring you in with her casual and knowledgeable voice, and take you step by step, in this case, in making the best tasting marshmallows you’ve ever tasted!
When I received my review copy of Marshmallow Madness!, my hands started squishing the puffy book. Creatively bound in puffy material and a book cover filled with colorful mallows, it invites you to peruse its pages and find just the right recipe for you. I decided to recreate her Key Lime Pie Marshmallows, light green mallows with bright lime flavor and added crunch with a sprinkling of graham cracker crumbs.
A dessert all in itself, these marshmallows are the type of creative genius you’ll find in her book. Other recipes I’ll be trying: Malibu Marshmallows, Maple-Bacon Marshmallows, and her Mango-Chile-Lime Marshmallows! Also, you can check out #marshmadness and see what other bloggers made!
Thanks to the generous folks at Quirk Books, today I’m sharing Shauna’s Classic Vanilla Marshmallow recipe, a great starting point for those making marshmallows for the first time. Mastering this recipe will let you experiment with more flavorings by adjusting the extracts you add! But that’s not all! Like I said, Quirk Books are really generous tweeps and are giving away THREE puffy copies of Marshmallow Madness to three Cooking with Books readers. Scroll down to enter!