Thursday, April 5, 2012

Fleurir+Fox 5= Delicious Easter Treats

So Robert and I had a FANTASTIC time on Tuesday's Fox 5 morning show. Seriously, it was awesome and if you have a TV show you should contact us because I want to be on TV again, like everyday (watch yourself Matt Lauer!).

Annie Yu and co. rolled up at 5:30am and, due to construction barricades, had to drive their fancy TV van down our narrow little alley to the back parking lot IN REVERSE! This may seem like a rather mundane detail to most of you, but I was left completely flabbergasted; you could even go so far as to say I was gobsmacked. The whole morning consisted of a lot of hurry up then wait which I was totally fine with because I had a bucket of donuts and nothing but time on my hands. All in all, I'd say it was a success, and you can find the recipes for the homemade marshmallow chicks and carrot cake caramels below. Also, here is a link to our three segments.

Carrot Cake Caramel

3 oz White Sugar

2.5 oz Dark Brown Sugar

2 oz Honey

1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg

1/4 tsp Ground Clove

1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Salt

5 oz Cream

5 oz Carrot Juice

1/2 cup toasted chopped walnuts

Toast chopped walnuts in oven set to 350 F for 7 minutes. Set aside.

Add all ingredients excluding Walnuts into a sauce pot. Heat over medium heat stirring regularly until caramel reaches 246 F.

Remove from heat and stir walnuts through caramel. Pour into greased 8 x 8 pan. Cover and refrigerate until caramel has firmed. Cut into 1 inch pieces and wrap in wax paper.

Feast on delicious caramels!

Raspberry Marshmallows

2 packets powered Gelatin

1 oz cool water

3/4 cup raspberry puree

2 oz Honey

2 oz Sugar

1 tsp salt

Bloom gelatin by combing with cool water in a small bowl. Add puree, salt, honey, sugar to a pot and bring to a boil. Add bloomed gelatin and stir through until melted. Place the liquid into a mixer and whisk on high until stiff peaks form.

Either pipe chicks or pour marshmallow into a greased pan that has been dusted with powered sugar. Once set cut out shapes with a cookie cutter.

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