Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sweets | Choco-Caramel-Marshmallow Treats



A no recipe post. If interested - purchase the book / Chocolates and Confections and commence drooling.

A post in honor of Peter Greweling. A confectioner, and chocolatier. We are so fortunate to have him as a teacher. A master of invert sugars, fondant, pralines, caramel, sugars and the maillard process. Every time I am in the kitchen swearing up a blue streak because I have burnt my sugars or my caramels are not firm enough, I turn to one of his books and see what I have done wrong - he always has the answer.


Candy making, what an amazing tradition. I fancy myself an amateur, just in the early stages, getting my feet wet in the world of sugar spinning and doctoring agents. For the past two years I have been tinkering in my kitchen, dreaming up new recipes and mixing up old ones. I always come back to sweets. Sweets make me happy and others too. The best part is that you can make your confection rich enough and sweet enough to fit into the palm of your hand (no I am not referring to M&Ms). Sometimes a piece of cake is too much, but a chocolate confection is perfect.


Last weekend I played around and made these. Seriously?! Salted caramel, layered with homemade marshmallow, dipped in chocolate with salted peanuts on top. Completely over the TOP!

Try out one of Peter's recipes, you will soon realize that you are quickly finishing off the treats you just made so that you can begin your next confectionery adventure. 


Check out some of his books on Amazon or from your library. They will turn you on to the world of confections!

Happy Mother's Day & Happy Candy Making xoxoxo megan
 


15 comments:

  1. omg..these look deadly tempting and delicious.
    Gotta check out the book...this would be a great present from my in-law to me ;-))

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  2. There is NO WAY that I would consider you an amateur! These are absolutely amazing! Your lovely pictures have me drooling and tasting that wonderful salty caramel! These ARE over the top! Beautiful job!

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  3. Wow! This is professional work for sure. If you even managed to avoid eating them all, then you're definitely a pro. Looks amazing!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous! These look so impressive, you did an incredible job! I definitely don't have the ability make these. ;-)

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  5. So pretty! These candies look amazing - wow! :)

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  6. Megan,
    These mallow chocolate confections are over the top. You are now a "pro" with your candy making skills. I will just drool at your gorgeous pictures. Congrats on the Top 9 today!

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  7. Yum! I need this book! Yours look gorgeous.

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  8. I just might have to purchase that book. These look good. Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9!

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  9. These are my absolute favorite candies at See's called Scothmallow! I bet these are amazing.

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  10. Wow, these look absolutely amazing!!! There could be a run on the recipe book...they really look like perfection!! :-)

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  11. What a fabulous recipe, these look absolutely delicious!! :)

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  12. Congratulations on your foodbuzz top 9, today!

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  13. Hi Megan,

    I got so excited when I saw your beautifully-crafted chocolates, because I knew there was only one place where you could find some layering genius like that... and that's in Chef Greweling's books!

    I am a baking & pastry student at the Culinary Institute where he teaches, and I was fortunate enough to have had class with him. Aside from being Willy Wonka in person, he is the most humorous and sarcastic man ever, he is wonderful.

    Thank you for mentioning him in your post- more people need to read his books and learn the true art of chocolate. There is SO much more to it than melting and using!

    I'm not sure if you've considered taking one of his classes, we offer classes for enthusiasts and professionals at the CIA. Here's a link to get you started :) http://www.ciachef.edu/enthusiasts/weekends/taste.asp#baking

    enjoy!
    Blayre :)

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  14. Hi Megan, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  15. Hi Megan, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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