in order to pre-christmas procrastinate yet more effectively,
i decided to take on an entirely new candymaking experiment...marshmallows!
it turned out to be well worth the fiddly pan preparation,
gelatine melting, egg-white whipping
and sugar syrup boiling.
the recipe i used
called for coating the squishy confections in chocolate.
(Canadian Living december 2011, pg.206)
according to edgar, that step was merely gilding the lily.
he gently cradled his in two hands, and exclaimed,
"SQUARES? i always wanted marshmallows in SQUARES!