make your own homemade DIY candy marshmallows

Marshmallows – Gateway to Candymaking

I recently shot another video for my Creativebug series on how to make homemade marshmallows. I hadn’t made marshmallows in years and I was reminded of how insanely delicious they are – not to mention ridiculous sticky fun. I’ve tweaked the recipe ever so slightly since this first appeared in Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It. Note that I am now […]

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homemade candy canes
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Homemade Candy Cane Recipe

We’re used to buying cardboard boxloads of factory drone candy canes that are uniform, neatly wrapped, shapely, laden with high fructose corn syrup, and positively soulless. But me – I’m the gal who likes my candy lumpy. If there were an Island of Misfit Toys for food, these “special” little guys would surely be inhabitants (along with Dingle Berries Candy […]

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cacao roasting in the pot
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Making Homemade Chocolate Recipe

(I demonstrated this chocolate recipe at the 2012 SF Bay Area Maker Faire. Welcome, Food Makers and Food Eaters!) While home cooks can’t easily concoct a solid, smooth bar, this method of roasting and blending cacao beans with simple syrup creates something chocolatey that is entirely sharable – and though it is certainly more rustic than tempered, wrapped bars, it’s […]

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