Monday, July 27, 2009

Daring Bakers: Mallow Cookies

I'm so thrilled to be participating in my very first Daring Bakers challenge! I've been reading along with this blogging group for what seems like years now, and finally got up the courage to join in on their monthly baking adventures. I've been cooking with the counterpart group, the Daring Cooks, for a few months now and have loved the sense of community that's fostered by creating the same recipe along with hundreds of other food bloggers.

Daring Bakers: Mallows

Daring Bakers: Mallows

The July Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Nicole at Sweet Tooth. She chose Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Cookies and Milan Cookies from pastry chef Gale Gand of the Food Network. Check out Nicole's blog for the recipes.

Daring Bakers: Mallows

Daring Bakers: Mallows

We were given the option to make either cookie or both, and I chose to make the mallows. By some miracle, everything fell into place perfectly. There were certainly times when I needed to use my underdeveloped baking gut (such as how long to whip the marshmallows until they were done), but I must've made the right choices, since it almost all worked out! I made these several weeks ago and am still in awe of the fact that I successfully made marshmallow from scratch.

Daring Bakers: Mallows

My only real sticking point (no pun intended) was that the chocolate never completely dried, even after 3 days. It may have had something to do with tempering or blooming or something else I didn't pay attention to. Oops. I'm okay with that though, because they were finger lickin' good. I still consider this a win.

Daring Bakers: Mallows

I can't even say how thrilling it is to have a successful DB challenge under my belt. I'm already on the edge of my seat looking forward to the next one!

19 comments:

Jo said...

Welcome to DBakers and congratulations on your very 1st challenge. Beautifully executed.

ami @ elizabeth anne designs said...

congrats and everything looks to die for!

Lauren said...

Beautiful job!! All of your marshmallows look amazing =D. Congrats on your first challenge!!

ashley said...

congrats on completing your first daring bakers challenge! looks great! beautiful job!

singinghorse said...

Your mallows look beautiful and exquisite. I love the photos. Congrats!

Carlene said...

Yum! That looks sooo goooood!

jillian said...

Congrats on your first challenge! The mallows look so shiny!

isabelle said...

Welcome to the Daring Bakers!
Your Mallow cookies looks absolutely delicious! They came out very well!
Nicely done!

Jennifer said...

Wow you did an amazing job!!!! Congrats on your 1st challenge :) Those look soooo yummy!

Rhanna said...

They look SOOO good!My mom and I made lots of Mallows a year ago. Daring Bakers sounds cool! I love to bake!

Megan@Feasting on Art said...

Amy!! The top photograph is gorgeous! You made mallow bokeh!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on an outstanding first challenge! Your Mallows are perfection!

Jude said...

The line up of shiny chocolate disks is making me drool. I regret not being able to participate again this month.

Jill said...

Welcome to the Daring Bakers and you did such an amazing job on your first challenge!! Your Mallows look perfect!

Miss High Heels said...

Fantastic photos! These mallows look great.

Elle said...

Gorgeous Mallows! You nailed this challenge! Glad you are a Daring Baker!!

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Congrats on your first Daring Bakers' Challenge. These came out beautifully! Great photos too!

Christina said...

Welcome! Awesome job for your first baking challenge!

ice tea: sugar high said...

Those cookies look great. Well done on your first challenge

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