Given all that, I thought it would be quite fitting to work through each of the foods/flavours on the list over the next few blogs and give you some ideas and recipes so you too can incorporate them into your entertaining and parties!
So I thought first cab of the rank should be marshmallows! I've seen a few marshmallow recipes floating around now on line and in Donna Hay etc so no surprises here that they featured on the list. They're definitely a sweet little treat that you can get very creative with when it comes to colour and flavour. So we decided to workshop the homemade marshmallow and came up with rose water and coconut flavour. Very delicate and very sweet, make sure you don't cut your marshmallows too big (even though that looks fantastic!) as they're a real mouthful. Enjoy x
Rose Water and Coconut Marshmallows
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
2/3 cup hot water
2/3 cup cold water
2 1/2 tblsp gelatine
2 tsp rose water essence
Up to 8 drops food colouring paste (we use AmeriColour in beige)
2 cups desiccated coconut (toasted if desired)
Grease a 4cm-deep, 16cm x 30cm tin. Line the base and sides with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang on all sides.
Combine sugar and 2/3 cup hot water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves and syrup turns clear.