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    meringue from marshmallows

    Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:36 pm Groupie
    I know there is someone here who will know how to do this....
    I bought a bag of those new lime marshmallows.. I have visions of turning them into a meringue on sort of a key lime pie...The pie itself will have a crust of toasted coconut,shortbread cookie crumbs and macadamia nuts.. and the filling will be tempered with greek lime yogurt and whatever else get me excited.. Not sure how to transform the marshamallows into a meringue.. Any suggestions? Stay cool.. Nora in the Boise mountains
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:54 pm Groupie
    Not so sure you can, as the marshmallows have gelatin in them...
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:56 pm Groupie
    and that would mean? I'm not good with the scientific part of cooking...thx
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:09 pm Groupie
    Meringue is made of egg white and sugar, essentially. Marshmallows have egg white and sugar, but also gelatin to help it hold its shape. They are also coated in cornstarch to cut the stickiness. I don't think you'd be able to deconstruct the marshmallow to turn it into a meringue. I do know, though, that meringues can be made using a base of marshmallow cream ("Fluff", etc.), which has little to no gelatin in it. Also, if you're planning to brown the meringue, gelatin melts.

    Last edited by Zeldaz on Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:15 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:33 pm Groupie
    thanks for saving me
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