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This blog is a culmination of two forever-bakers who have spent countless hours reading about, thinking about, and dreaming about baking delicious treats in our spare time. After taking a few cake decorating classes, our interest has soared to no end. While living and working in the same city has been a sweet treat in itself, a move across the state has spawned the desire to keep in touch by taking our love of baking and everything kitchen to the next level. So wipe your feet on the mat and stay awhile!


Friday, June 24, 2011

Marshmallow Java Chill

I got this recipe out of the cookbook in the picture below.  It's old and has that smell like it's been in a library for years.  My grandma bought this cookbook back in 1950 and it contains recipes from the Woman's Club from Roswell, NM.  Among the pages are recipes like "Ham Loaf Special", "Creamed Tuna", and "Log Cabin Pudding". 
The recipe below was in a miscellaneous section and didn't have a title (hence the dorky name I gave it), and apparently was given to the recipe book by Mrs. W. W. Phillips.  She has two Ws in her name, that's how you know it's going to be legitimate.  I think I was intrigued by this because it only has a few ingredients, but mixed together I wasn't entirely sure what the texture would be.  After sitting in the fridge for awhile it's a creamy texture with just a hint of coffee, I think I'd even be tempted to pour some chocolate sauce on top.  This would be great on a hot day in lieu of ice cream or pudding, and I'm sure was served at bridge parties back in the day.
Marshmallow Java Chill
from Roswell Woman's Club Cook Book

1/2 lb Minature Marshmallows
1/2 c. hot coffee
8 oz. cream.

In the top of a double boiler melt the marshmallows.  When they are dissolved, remove from the stove and stir in the hot coffee.  Set aside and let cool.  Beat the cream until it becomes a whipped consistency.  When cooled fold in the whipped cream into the coffee mixture.  Put in the fridge* for several hours before serving.


*As a side note, I put half of this in the fridge and half in the freezer, and both came out really well.  The one in the freezer tasted a little more like ice cream, and the one in the fridge was more like pudding.


Katie said...

I clicked on your blog post having only read the title, and I was so glad to discover this was a dessert and not a dinner dish! As a dessert, this sounds really tasty. I love the idea of going into an old cookbook and baking from it!

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