Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tasty Tuesday-Raspberry Marshmallows (and a Birthday)

Today, mom is 245 years old in dog years, and she is feeling a bit old.  She said something about not being in the snappy 18-34 year old demographic any more and we have caught her spending money on wrinkle cream that we feel would be better spent on biscuits.  Still, we were happy when she decided to cook something special for her birthday, surely for a birthday it would be liver flavored, but no silly mom made Raspberry Marshmallows, which apparently we cant even eat.  She has never made marshmallows before and she says they are a snap (you will need a candy thermometer to make them), plus they are kind of upscale version of those Marshmallow Peeps in the stores this time of year.

Raspberry Marshmallows (adapted from Ina Garten)

1 small container fresh raspberries, about a 1/2 pint.
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla
Powdered (confectioners) sugar for dusting

Puree the raspberries in a blender or food processor.  If you want you could strain the seeds but mom didn't bother.   Set the raspberries aside.

Put 1/2 cup of cold water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attatchment and sprinkle over the gelatin, don't stir.   Set aside so the gelatin softens.

Combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and 1/2 cup of water in a sauce pan.  Heat over medium heat until the sugar disolves.  Attach the candy thermometer and turn the heat up to high, cook (without stirring) until it reaches 240 degrees on the candy thermometer.  Turn off the heat.  Put the mixer on low speed and slowly pour the sugar syrup into the gelatin.  After you pour in all of the syrup turn the mixer up to high and beat for 15 minutes until very thick and white (it will be just like marshmallow fluff). While the mixer is going line a 9x13 inch baking pan with plastic wrap and dust generously with confectioners sugar.

When the 15 minutes is up beat in the vanilla and raspberry puree on medium low speed.  Quickly pour the marshmallow mixture into the lined pan and use a spatula to spread it evenly.  Dust with more confectioners sugar.   Allow to sit over night to firm up.   In the morning cut into squares and store in an air tight containers.

Even though we can't eat the marshmallows since its mom's birthday we have decided to forgive her and love her anyway.


  1. Woof! Woof! Happy Birthday to your mom. What a Birthday Tasty Treat. Golden Hugs and Kisses. Enjoy your Birthday! Happy tasty Tuesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Happy birthday to your mom!

    You sure look like you're waiting for a taste of something :-)

  3. A Big Happy Birthday Mum. We hope you have a great day and get a lot of cool presents. Have a terrific tasty Tuesday too.
    Best wishes Molly.

  4. Happy Birthday to your Mom! Trust our mom when she says the years get better with each birthday! Raspberry Marshmallows look so pretty and we know they are tasty! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Can't wait to hear all about your mom's special day!

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Phoebe, Lily, Paris, Punkin, Annabelle, and Lucy

  5. Happy Birthday! Don't feel so bad...I've got another 126 dog years on you! To me you are still just a puppy!

    That's a great photo with so many tongues hanging out!

  6. Happy Birthday Urban Hound Mom!! AND MANY MORE!!
    Much Luvums,
    The Slimmer Puggums
    George, Gracie, Toby, Lily, & Mimi

  7. Happy birthday!! 245 is a great age to be :P

    I hope the husband spoils you today!

    The marshmallows look yummy.

  8. Oh my word, those look good! Happy birthday!! I hear that once you've made homemade marshmallows you can never go back.

  9. Happy Happy Birthday! Those marshmellows look yummy!

  10. That sounds delicious! Happy Birthday to your mama!:)

  11. Sounds yummy!!! Happy birthday to your mom!
    *Cairn cuddles*

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  13. Love all the expectant faces looking up :)
    I will have to show HB#3 that recipe, he loves anything like that.
    Lynne x

  14. Happy birthday to your mom!! The raspberry mashmallows look yummy and fancy! What pretty colors :-)
    I 'm sure your mom got tons of presents of love from you all! Have a wonderful birthday!!

  15. Happy Birthday Mom! Just look at those pup faces looking up at you with adoring love and the hope you share some of the yummy marshmallow!
    Birthday hugs
    Bailey, Hazel, Greta & mom

  16. Happy Birthday to your mom!! It looks to me like everyone got to taste the goodies!

  17. Happy birthday Kate! I'm sure you got lists of doggy love, and I hope it was great. You really had me laughing at the wrinkle cream comment. And the photo of all the hounds...priceless!

  18. Happy late birthday!! I hope you had a great one.

  19. mmmm.......homemade marshmallows sound delish!

  20. O.K. had we not read the blog posts in reverse order we would have known you did make something yummy for your birthday. Those marshmallows look good.

    I'm so sorry you've never had a marshymallow they are delicious. Sometimes Mom hides our pills in them. I know I know they aren't a nutritious treat.

    Bella & Sweet Pea

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