Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Book review - Marshmallows Made Marvellous

As a Parragon Book Buddy, I receive a monthly recipe book to review. This month I have received a copy of Marshmallows Made Marvellous, which is part of their Love Food cookbook range.

Marvellous Marshmallows book review

The recipe book contains 28 marshmallow recipes. They are all based around the basic recipe - Basic Vanilla Marshmallows. Once you have mastered the technique you will be able to make any of the different types of marshmallow in the book. Then you can try your hand at one of the more adventurous marshmallow recipes in the book - how about White Choc and Peppermint Marshmallows or Pumpkin and Pecan Marshmallows!

There is a detailed introduction to the book, which explains how marshmallows are made and contains plenty of tips for success. There are just a few essential ingredients required - sugar, egg whites, gelatine and a mixture of icing sugar and cornflour to prevent sticking. Most of the equipment needed will be found in a well stocked kitchen, and you will also need a sugar thermometer.

Marvellous Marshmallows book review

If you want to try marshmallow making then this book would be the perfect introduction, and with such a wide range of recipes it would definitely allow for lots of experimentation. It would also be a great gift for a baker friend that is always looking to try out new techniques.

Marshmallows made Marvellous book review

I received a copy of this book to review. 

134 comments:

  1. I tried making donuts for the first time last night!! They worked and were yummy so i'll bake those more often!

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  2. I most enjoy baking biscuits because I most enjoy eating biscuits.

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  3. Have always wanted to try making marshmallows!

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  4. sorry if my comment is posted again but i cant see it.
    me and my son love making cookies but i love making millionaire shortbread. Mmmm!

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  5. I have only recently started to have time to bake, my favourite at the moment is lemon drizzle cake. I loved making gingerbread houses over Christmas as they were fun to make the windows.

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  6. biscuits my friend gave me some of her recipies

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  7. I mostly enjoy baking brownies and blondies because they are so easy to do and freeze well. I've just bought a sugar thermometer for making sweet treats with my daughter - I guess it would come in handy gor making marshmallows too ;)

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  8. I love making lemon cake - it reminds me of my great grandma :)

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  9. Cupcakes! :)

    kelly law

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  10. I love baking bread! And I recently made macarons for the first time - all I can say is, I'll be baking lots more from now on!

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  11. Anonymous above is FTFFund following you on Facebook and Twitter by the way!

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  12. Spicy Apple and Cinnamon cake

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  13. Cupcakes are my totally fav, but like trying anything. I want to try bread this year

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  14. i love to bake coconut loaf bread

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  15. I love making sweets. I have The Home Made Sweet Shop book which is amazing!!

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  16. As soon as I think of an answer I think of another I like making just as much. So flapjacks, fruit crumbles, chocolate cake, gingerbread.

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  17. I most enjoy baking cupcakes because you can make so many different flavours with different decorations

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  18. Cakes and cupcakes in equal measure. My guys love my baking. But I never made my own marshmallows.

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  19. Queen of heart tarts, they are kind of like jam tarts with a shortbread base, fresh strawberries on the top with clotted cream, yum. Thanks for running this competition.

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  20. i most like baking brownies - not only easy to make but also delicious ;)

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  21. anything.... i like to try new recipes. But love making cakes and cookies.

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  22. I love making brownies but this year's resolution is to pick 2 new baking recipes a week to broaden my skill range so this would be perfect :)

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  23. Trying to perfect my cakes! Sponges can be a bit heavy sometimes!

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  24. Marshmallow flapjacks

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  25. Classic pound cake, using marshmallow icing.

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  26. love making biscuits for all the family to enjoy

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  27. I love baking cupcakes :)

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  28. Chocolate brownies I enjoy baking.

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  29. i love baking cupcakes with my girls

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  30. chocolate cakes

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  31. Bread - all varieties of it :)

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  32. I love baking all types of cakes.

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  33. I most enjoy baking new things and new tricks. I'm planning on making a pannecotta for the first time at the weekend

    http://alices-wonderland93.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. I love making profiteroles because they look really impressive and they taste so delicious

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  35. Children love baking cakes, which we all enjoy eating. Nice for an afternoon tea. I do love marshmallows, though didn't realize there as such a vast range of recipes (variety). Would be great to win and try out all the recipes and results.

    Rachel Craig

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  36. i love making bread, by hand off course

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  37. brownies :) i love the end result

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  38. For relaxing I love to bake bread...all that kneading tires me out lol

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  39. sponge cakes, in a multitude of flavours

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  40. I love baking fairy cakes and the children love icing and decorating them :)

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  41. cheesecake
    Katie k

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  42. everything really I love baking.. hubby loves my banana and coconut bread

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  43. chocolate cake and rock cakes

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  44. I Enjoy baking with the kids,we make biscutes,and cakes,and get messy in the progress :)

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  45. brownies! xx

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  46. i love making carrot cake with my daughter

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  47. Gluten Free Chocolate Courgette Brownies :-)

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  48. at the moment I am working my way through a new book and trying all the recipes

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  49. wow, got to be the ultimate cookbook. I just love baking cakes and then eating them!

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  50. Pies at the moment but anything really.

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  51. I like making bread (den71crosscomps@gmail.com)

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  52. Giant Cupcakes

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  53. I love baking muffins, cupcakes and cake pops with my little girls x

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  54. I really like making madeleines. They're super quick to prepare, they can be any flavour you like and they're so dainty and pretty to serve.

    @nathalie_rees

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  55. i love baking fairy cakes. i love how they smell in the oven too!

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  56. I love making a fresh cream victoria sandwich yum

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  57. Simple things like cupcakes and cookies :)

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  58. my favourite thing to bake is cake pops! Alot of time and effort but people love the results. Always wanted to try marshmallows x x x

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  59. Saving money on kids packed lunch

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  60. I love making a mess and the end result :) A good old rock cake is my favourite

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  61. brownies, they are easy and cheap :)

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  62. I love make scones because they're so simple to make, have minimal mess compared to other baking but are still very tasty!

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  63. I love baking bread as can get all your frustrations out of it but love baking absolutely anything with my children

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  64. bread, so many different types.

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  65. Just like having a go need all the help i can get

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  66. Lemon drizzle cake!!!!!

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  67. I love getting creative with baking, and also have fresh foods. Thanks for the giveaway! DamianMom at yahoo dot com

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  68. Cherry and Amaretto chocolate brownies!

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  69. pies im trying to get into baking cakes but need low cal ones , the diet said so

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  70. Bread, I like to try different flavourings such as fruit, nuts and seeds

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  71. I love baking New York style cheesecake, very yummy!

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  72. Caroline Mcgovern13 January 2014 at 11:32

    I love that I can get the kids involved, they love baking and I love the gorgeous smells coming out of my kitchen x c.sullivian@sky.com

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  73. Scones, they are a big fave in our house. x

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  74. I love baking gingerbread men. They taste delicious and anybody can join in decorating them :)

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  75. being able to eat whatever ive made after :) - providing its edible that is lol

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  76. Brownies (although other people enjoy eating them a bit more!)

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  77. I enjoy making ginger cake

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  78. love making cupcakes
    lisa ann tebbutt

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  79. I love baking chocolate chip cookies with my daughter. x

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