Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Toblerone Spiced Hot Chocolate, Kaluha Marshmallows (and how to woo your spouse).

The End Result: A very happy spouse.

The Marshmallow Mise:

1/4 Cup Cornstarch
1/3 Cup Confectioners Sugar
1 Envelope Gelatin
1/3 Cup Burnt-off Kaluha
2/3 Cups Granulated Sugar
1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
Pinch of Salt
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

Step 1

Sift the cornstarch and confectioners sugar into a bowl. Lightly grease on an 8X8-inch pan and sprinkle 1 TBS of the cornstarch-sugar mixture into it. Tilt the pan to coat the sides and the bottom. Leave any excess in the pan.

Step 2

Sprinkle the gelatin into the alcohol-free kaluha in a small saucepan and let soak for five minutes. Add the granulated sugar and stir over low heat until the gelatin and sugar dissolve.

Step 3

In the large bowl of a mixer, combine the gelatin mixture, corn syrup, salt, and vanilla. Beat for 15 minutes on high speed until peaks form.

15 Minutes Later (and aren't you happy you invested in a mixer?)
This has the consistency of sticky silly puddy.

Step 4

Spread the fluffy mixture in the prepared pan and smooth the top. Leave for at least 2 hours until it sets. (4 hours is better)

What it should look like for Step 5.

Step 5

With a hot, wet ring mold, cut the marshmallow into individual shapes. Dredge the pieces into the cornstarch-sugar mixture. Note: This part really sucks because of how sticky the situation is. Use lots of hot water and clean the mold for every cut!

Step 6

Place the marshmallows on a cake rack covered with paper towels and let them stand over night to dry the surface slightly. Store airtight; they will keep for a month.

Toblerone Spiced Hot Chocolate

Yield: 2 Mugs Full


145 gr. Toblerone
1 Cup 35% Cream
1 Cup 1% Skim Milk
1 Tbs. Honey
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper


1) Make a double boiler, add the chocolate and melt it.
2) At the same time, in a separate pot, bring the cream to heat, add to the chocolate when heated. Mix well.
3) Next add the milk and rest of the ingredients. Turn up the heat of the double-boiler and let it go for 20 minutes to allow for the cayenne to be fully absorbed. Otherwise, you will not be able to taste the heat right away!
4) Serve to anybody who you really, really like.

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