Category: confectionery

I *have* to do this…

I’ve been trying not to go on and on and on about MasterChef Australia on this blog, partly because I think one has to be very, very good to make talking about reality TV entertaining, and I’m not that good,…

Vegan Marshmallow attempt #2

In the immortal words of 1066 And All That, it’s magnificent, but it’s not the railway station.  Which is to say that I did, in fact, succeed in making confectionery this time, and it even tastes good.  I just didn’t…

Recipe: Grapefruit Pectin Jellies

These jellies are basically the point of grapefruit, at least in my opinion.  I find grapefruit far too bitter to eat, but the bitterness and sourness help the pectin to set the jelly, and the resulting confection is just sweet…

Proof of concept?

It turns out that I can make marshmallows. It also transpires that I can make an unbelievable mess in the kitchen and emerge covered in a mixture of cornflour and icing sugar. This is not as tasty as it sounds.…