Daily Archives: February 10, 2010

Kosher.com Gourmet Hamentaschen Giveaway!

What is your favorite hamentaschen flavor?

We tried to make them with pumpkin once, but they didn’t turn out as well as we’d hoped. Maybe because the pumpkin butter just wasn’t very good. Apricot is always a favorite, as is chocolate (one Hershey’s kiss in the middle or lots of chips mixed into the dough both work).

What’s your secret ingredient? We put orange juice in the dough. Not much of a secret, but it’s something different than your ordinary cookie.

Comment on this post with a link to Kosher.com for your chance to win a tin of gourmet hamentaschen! Make sure to leave us with your contact information so we can notify you if you win. We’ll be picking the winner at random on Monday, February 15.

Edit: And the winner is: Melissa! Congratulations, and enjoy!

Homemade Marshmallows

I like making candy. I never really thought marshmallows were candy until I made them, but now I know they are. Making them involves cooking sugar and corn syrup to the “soft ball” stage, and anything that involves cooking sugar and using a thermometer is candy to me. The result is just very different than some candies we’re used to!

At first I thought making these would be hard. Plus I’ve never used gelatin before, but making marshmallows is surprisingly easy and very fast (except for the 4-hour waiting time while they set). Try it at your own risk – you’ll want to make them all the time. My favorite way to eat them is in hot chocolate. You can also add them to your ice cream, melt them on top of brownies, or make s’mores…the possibilities are endless. Did I mention they taste better than store bought ones? Continue reading