… I love long lazy Sunday’s… long lazy mornings in the kitchen cooking a long, slow Sunday roast followed by a meandering walk on the beach that may end up at the pub for a pint or two, before slipping back to the house for some left-overs and a snooze… but some Sunday’s are even lazier than others… this past Sunday for instance the UK was experiencing the tail-end of hurricane Bertha so there were whole hours where rain was pelting against the windows and strong winds we throwing plants around the garden and this meant that even leaving the house was out of the question… we were quite literally forced to do nothing but sit in front of the TV and eat…
… these treats are for the very laziest of us as it involves very little stove-top cooking and no baking at all but if you cut out the pop-corn making you’re basically talking about the laziest of all treats… just don’t eat it all in one go unless you’re planning not to eat again for a week…
popcorn marshmallow clouds
when I saw these gorgeous chocolate marshmallow crispies on Choclette’s blog I knew I had to make them. Even though they’re so simple to make they took me right back to my childhood and I physically wanted to reach into the screen and grab one. Of course I couldn’t just go ahead and make the same thing and i’d been thinking about popcorn and marshmallow for a long time, so this was the ideal chance for me to combine the two… I wanted to make my own marshmallow but I simply don’t have a lot of time on my hands now and being in London I simply don’t have all my own equipment, plus most of the recipes I’d found used gelatine and I really wanted to try and get a vegetarian marshmallow. In the end I went for some classic Durkee Marshmallow Fluff which is unbelievably sinfull but the whole dish is basically a cardiac arrest waiting to happen so what the hell eh?
i’ve called these marshmallow clouds because basically they were too fiddly to cut into squares but you get the idea…
1 tub of marshmallow fluff
100g white chocolate
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
200g pop corn kernels (or if you’re really lazy then one packet of microwave popcorn would work just as well
line a shallow baking tin with foil and then liberally grease with butter
heat the oil in a large pan, add the pop corn kernels, place a lid on and leave until all the kernels have popped – set aside
melt the butter, white chocolate and marshmallow fluff gently over a low heat until fully melted – stir continuously throughout to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan
place the popped corn into a bowl, drizzle the marshmallow gloop all over and stir around until all the marshmallow if thoroughly coated
pour the whole lot into your prepped baking tray and press down really hard till the top is flat, place in the fridge for at least 4 hours and then cut into slices and consume…
i’m entering this recipe into two bloggers challenges… firstly it’s going over to Caroline from Caroline Makes and Ros from The More Than Occasional Baker who host the brilliant AlphaBakes challenge, who’s random letter this month is P (you see girls I can do it properly on occasion..) and it’s also going over to Choclette from the Chocolate Log Blog who founded the We Should Cocoa challenge and which is hosted this month by Rebecca from BakeNQuilt who chose the theme of marshmallow…
eat and of course, enjoy!