Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
Remember this old favorite? Just as good for holidays now as it was then, maybe better.
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar (to taste)
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons flour
- 2 -4 tablespoons water
- 1 (10 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup nuts, chopped (I like pecans)
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
- 1 cup white grapes, halved (some people peel them)
- 1⁄2 cup grated coconut (optional)
- 1⁄2 pint whipping cream, whipped into peaks (you might like to add more whipping cream)
- Beat the eggs and vinegar, and place in a medium-sized saucepan.
- Put the flour and water into a glass jar and shake vigorously until it's mixed well and there are no lumps; add to the eggs and vinegar.
- Cook this mixture until it's thick. If it's not cooked to a thick consistency, the finished product may be runny.
- While it's still hot, stir in the marshmallows.
- Beat until the marshmallows are dissolved, then set aside to cool.
- When mixture is cool, add the crushed pineapple, nuts, grapes and whipped cream. Make sure the cream is whipped really stiff so it'll hold the salad together. If you need more whipped cream, you can add it.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- You'll think you've died and gone to heaven!
The problem with this is my own. I started making this recipe. The ingredients sounded great! Unfortunately I didn't read ahead.... I assumed that there would be a cooking time involved. Wrong. There are eggs involved (I'm a believer in salmonella!), and the eggs are not cooked! Yikes. I ended up throwing out everything. Uncooked egg poses a possible scenario for salmonella. I'm sorry. I assume that the eggs we buy today are different from those of yesteryear's. I just don't think the risk of consuming raw egg is worth taking.
This tasted really good, but the consistancy was different than I expected. It was pretty runny. I expected it to be fluffier. I whipped my cream to peaks, but not stiff peaks--maybe that was my problem. I may try it again later to see if it is less runny if I whip my cream more.