Batch 7 (Apr. 9-10): This was the first batch for which I used the Cooking for Engineers recipe. This is close to twice the size of the previous batches and also calls for the syrup to be heated to 250℉. I didn’t whip them for quite long enough, so they were denser than usual marshmallows; their texture was more like Peeps. They were still very tasty, and this recipe seemed to work better than the one from Marshmallow Madness.
Batch 8 (Apr. 23): I made this batch for a Physics Dept. cookout. I whipped these for a total of 8 minutes. They were hard to spread in the pan, but they turned out vey well. They were also the first batch we roasted over a fire. They roasted well; the outsides caramelized more than store-bought marshmallows.
MM=”Marshmallow Madness” recipe
CFE = “Cooking for Engineers recipe
L = low M = medium speed, MH = medium high speed, H = high speed
|#||Date||Recipe||Syrup Temp.||Whipping Time||Result|
|2||?||MM||240℉||5 M, 5 MH, 2 H||Good, odd texture|
|3||Mar. 7-8||MM||228℉||5 M, 5 MH, 2 H||Difficult to spread|
|4||Mar. 9-10||MM||228℉||4 M, 4 MH, 2 H||Turned out well|
|5||Mar. 13-14||MM||228℉||4 M, 4 MH, 2 H||Avoided hard candy|
|6||Mar. 27-28||MM||228℉||4 M, 4 MH, 2 H||Cookies & Cream, hard to spread|
|7||Apr. 9-10||CFE||250℉||?||Did not whip long enough, too dense|
|8||Apr. 23||CFE||250℉||1 L, 7 H||Turned out well, roasted over fire|
After all of these trials, I have settled on the CFE recipe with 6-7 minutes of whipping on high speed. I’ve made an additional batch and even taught someone else how to make them!