Homemade marshmallows are all the rage, and Shauna Sever’s whimsical cookbook is the ideal starting place for whipping up a batch in the home kitchen. Sometimes, cookbooks just hit the mark, and this one certainly does. From the basic method and standard vanilla marshmallow to alcohol-infused, gourmet adult treats, Marshmallow Madness had me looking like a hero in the kitchen. Real, fresh, gooey homemade marshmallows are an entirely different confection than their store-bought counterparts, and they can do everything a name brand can and more. Try Sever’s recipe for ambrosia cake or s’mores cupcakes, for instance, or infuse a rich vanilla mallow with delicious homemade salted caramel.
It’s not just the phenomenal marshmallow know-how that makes this book special. Just look at that cover! To my surprise and delight, the front and back covers are actually puffy just like a marshmallow, and the beautiful photography is mouthwatering. Even though my copy is sticky from frequent use, it still holds an honored place in my kitchen, and I highly recommend Marshmallow Madness to book lovers, photography enthusiasts, or lovers of fun and whimsical desserts. It’s fantastic! – Kitty Lusby
Marshmallow Madness: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes
Shauna Sever (author) and Leigh Beisch (photographer)
2012, 96 pages, 7.7 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches
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