Last week I went a little crazy in the kitchen and made homemade S'mores. Lest you be underwhelmed, let me explain that I made both the marshmallows and the graham crackers from scratch. The results? Amazing
, thanks in large part to the sweet airy marshmallows melting on top. Most storebought marshmallows are like vanilla-flavored styrofoam nuggets, while homemade marshmallows are light, delicate pillows that can be flavored any way you like. This photo tutorial showing how to make marshmallows
gives a very basic vanilla marshmallow recipe, but you can customize it by adding different flavored extracts, colorings, and even fruit or nuts. You will never look at a marshmallow the same way again, I promise.
Marshmallows Photo ©2008 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.