I am trying to go back to the basics this
Christmas and make most of our gifts.
Homemade goodies in cute packaging
are just as good as a pair of socks- if not better.
I started last night with homemade marshmallows.
They are like little squares of Christmas cheer.
Next is homemade hot chocolate mix to pair with these.
Once set, flop your marshmallows out onto a area dusted with powdered sugar.
Cut in 1.75 squares, and then quarter. Dust sticky sides with powdered sugar.
Bag and enjoy. We are eating them like candy around here.
I'm going to have to start smacking some fingers.
3 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup water
3 cups sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water for 20 minutes.
Combine water and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook until syrup
reaches 236 degrees. Remove from heat. Place dissolved gelatin
in a mixing bowl and pour hot sugar mixture over top.
Beat on medium high for 10-15 minutes until mixture becomes thick
and fluffy. Add salt and vanilla. Pour into greased 9x13 dusted with
powdered sugar. Let set overnight. Flop out onto area dusted with
powdered sugar. Cut into 1.75 squares and quarter the squares.
Dust sticky sides with powdered sugar and bag.
This recipe is from the Mennonite Community Cookbook,
with a few directions added.
p.s. More homemade gift recipes coming...