And, I’m back in the game!

26 Mar

So, being out of commission for over a week really drains you, not only physically (duh) but mentally too.  I found, upon returning home from the grocers, I was craving something to cook/bake/can/anything.  Although we did end up eating at Taco Bell for dinner…don’t judge.  Once I got home and sorted through our spoils of shopping, I had to decide when to make what.  Since I missed last week, I needed to cram two weeks of recipes into one.  I quickly saw that it would not be too difficult, as there were a couple baked goods and even some individual icings that could easily be paired with one another.  Tonight’s pairing was no exception.

Fudge Nut Cake:  Think uber-chocolately devil’s food meets grandma’s chocolate cake.  It was not too sweet and not too many nuts.  Just enough to need something with a little more “umph” to complement the final product

Nut Fudge Cake

-enter Marshmallow Icing-

This guy has the sweetness of marshmallows with the spreadability of a microwave store-bought icing.  Sorry the picture is blurry.  It’s hard for the camera to focus on all the white!

Marshmallow Icing

 

It would go great on a cake (chocolate seems to be best), with peanut butter (think fluffernutter sammy), or even over ice cream.  This is one of those icings that you make, taste, taste again, and then have on your cake…THEN you realize how much sugar you’ve consumed.  But, alas, it is now too late and you must suffer through a delightful sugar coma…WELL worth the slight ache in the tummy!

Marshmallow Icing-

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 5 TBSP water
  • 2 TBSP light corn syrup
  • 1 cup small marshmallows
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Put sugar, water, corn syrup, and egg white in top of double boiler, mix thoroughly.  Place over boiling water.  Beat constantly with mixer for 5 minutes.  Add marshmallows and continue beating for 2 more minutes.  Remove from heat; add vanilla and beat until cool enough to spread.

*also, this is a great Bill Cosby icing…you know that kind: the icing Cliff would put on a cake after he took a piece out of the middle and tried to hide it from Clair on the Cosby Show.  When you slice through the cake the seam gets hidden by the marshmallow…amazing!

 

Check out that oozing over the edges!

Grandma’s Notes: 3/21/95- Found water leak under house; called plumber.  Jesus said in Mark 3:35, “For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and my mother.” LORD IMAGINE ME A SISTER OF YOURS!  WONDERFUL PROMISE: MAY I NEVER FORGET THAT.  Heavy fog, can’t see the trees.

3/1/98-Amber washed the dishes.  April dried and put them away.  George picked up their car to do some work on it.  Anthony came.  Barbara called.  They all went with her to Longview.  Orzo Bush called wanting to see how Buster McMahon was doing.  Bro. Bill called and said he (Buster) was better.  THANK YOU LORD FOR ANSWERED PRAYER.

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  1. Grandma would not be proud… « Grandma's Kitchen - June 10, 2012

    […] the ideas of others, and even share some of my own.  However, after a great posting on here about Marshmallow icing, I decided to link the icing to my Pintrest boards and…well…let’s just say that […]

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