Monday, July 27, 2009

Daring Bakers - July, Mallows


It is Daring Bakers time again and I was so excited by the recipe for July. There were two types of cookies that we could choose from – or do both if you wanted. I chose the cookies called Mallows – these are pretty much like a home made mallowpuff.

These cookies would almost be my favourite Daring Baker challenge yet. I loved them because they look amazing, but were actually very easy to make. The biscuit base is a plain little biscuit with a hint of cinnamon. They are not sweet enough to eat just by themselves, but are just perfect when you put the marshmallow topping on. The topping is marshmallow made by beating egg whites and then pouring in a hot sugar syrup. The marshmallow even by itself was deliciously light. You pipe the marshmallow onto the little cookies, leave them to set and then dip the whole thing in melted chocolate. Amazingly delicious.



I made only 1/3 of the recipe for the bases, but I did make the full marshmallow recipe. I poured the rest of the marshmallow into a tin, drizzled it with some left over melted chocolate and cut it into pieces.

I will definitely be making these cookies again. They are easy to make but impressive enough that people will think you are so clever!



The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network.

Check out the other Daring bakers here.

22 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hubby and everyone else loved these too! They gobbled them down in no time lol. Yours look wonderful Tammy! :D

Cakelaw said...

Lovely job Tammy. I loved these too.

Anonymous said...

They look absolutely wonderful, Tammy. Much better than mallowpuffs. What chocolate did you use?
Stephanie X

Tammy said...

Stephanie, I confees to using nestle chocolate melts! Mostly beacuse I was in a hurry and they set quickly. but if I was making them for a special occasion i would use Whittakers bittersweet. I actually think they would be nice with milk chocolate as well

Loie said...

They look great :) Good job on this month's challenge!

Loie said...

They look great :) Good job on this month's challenge!

fried blue said...

I'm not a fan of mallow puffs but these look too awesome!

Anh said...

I really love the look of your mallows. So nice and neat!

chou said...

Yum! I really enjoyed making these. I agree with the special occasion use great chocolate, everday, Nestle melts rock!

Anonymous said...

I think Mallowpuffs are awful - cardboard base and rubber mallow,but I like the look of yours,you really do bake to a high standard.

♥Deeba @Passionate About Baking♥ said...

Gorgeous cookies Tammy...I ♥'d making them too & felt really accomplished. Didn't try the Milanos though. I think I've fallen in love with homemade Mallows!

SassyCassie said...

mmmm, yummy!

pinkstripes said...

I'm going to have to make these. Seeing evryone rave about them is making me wish I made them too. Your's look perfect.

isabelle said...

Your mallows looks absolutely delicious! They came out very well!
I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Di said...

Those look fantastic, Tammy! I missed out on this month, but I'm going to have to make these at some point. I bet my girls would love them.

Judy said...

I really wanted to make these but couldn't a large enough chunk of time. Definitely on the schedule, though. Yours look delicious.

Linda said...

I love how cute your mallows turned out!

I only made the milans, and now I'm convinced that I need to make this cookie as well.

Heather B said...

Great job! The cookies look fabulous! I wish I had made these instead of the Milan cookies!

Natashya said...

They look fabulous, I love your piping job.

TeaLady said...

Tammy - those came out beautifully. They look very professional. Great job.

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Great job on these! The look perfect!

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, those look just perfect! I especially love the photo of all the cookies with their piped marshmallow, nekkid without the chocolate glaze :)