Midnight Snacks: BIG Marshmallows!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 4 No tags Permalink 0

Almost midnight. Diving into bags of handmade marshmallows. If we had graham crackers at home, I’d make impromptu s’mores. But for now, straight up! ^_^

I wrote about 240sweet artisan marshmallows on Serious Eats the other week. They have an amazing collection of marshmallows (at least a hundred different flavors, rotating seasonally). And they also offer a “marshmallow of the month” club. Just received October’s marshmallows in the mail – three flavors, three giant cubes of each.

Which one to eat first? Maybe this Chocolate-Hazelnut Swirl. It’s a vanilla bean marshmallow with a cocoa spread folded in…

…or the Caramel Apple Marshmallows? Bring the napkins. This one is a little sticky (in a good way!) with caramel happily swirled and layered into every cut. Local apple cider and housemade caramel. Clearly not a commercial marshmallow, these bear texture and distinctive body. Let’s save one to top our lattes tomorrow morning.

Most intriguing are the Abbey of Gethsemani Pawpaws. Pawpaws are the only citrus fruit native to the Midwest. Some people call them “hoosier bananas.” Heheh. These pawpaws were picked from trees owned by the Abbey of Gethsemani. Tidy cubes dusted in demerara sugar (aged in bourbon barrels!) Time to eat. Bonne Nuit!

4 Comments
  • Julie
    October 18, 2011

    A marshmallow of the month club! How brilliant! I've never tasted pawpaw and had no idea they grew at the Abbey. This will sound strange, but ever since I first heard about the Abbey over a decade ago, I've daydreamed about taking a writing and meditation sabbatical there. I knew about the bourbon, fruitcake, cheese, and fudge, but never knew about the pawpaws!

  • anonymous
    October 19, 2011

    these look so tasty! and blackboardeats NY edition has a 30% off deal for these sweets!

  • Kathy YL Chan
    October 20, 2011

    Hi Julie! That's pretty neat! This was my first time learning about the Abbey, didn't realize they were that popular…Hi Jennifer! Nice – thanks for the tip! Didn't even hear about that deal!

  • anonymous
    October 24, 2011

    Very hip review on a such a great company, and more amazing owners. So innovative, and they do one of the finest jobs to take such a bland childhood treat and elevate it into something to be adorned and savored!

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