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.