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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Gelatin

August 16, 2016

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Whether you are making jello-shots, candy, or unbaked cheesecakes, it is important that the gelatin completely dissolves, to avoid unpleasant gummy clumps.
The secret to working with gelatin is a technique referred to as “blooming.”  To do this, mix the liquid and the gelatin together with a fork until forms the consistency of apple sauce. Let it sit for several minutes to fully hydrate, before mixing in the other ingredients. This should allow the softened gelatin to integrate smoothly leaving you a lump free end product. We bloom our gelatin before mixing in the bubbling hot syrup when we make our marshmallows, and it gives us the light, fluffy texture we love.

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Happy National S’mores Day!!

August 10, 2015

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It’s National S’mores Day! Who knew? While it may not be the most important holiday for most, around here it is pretty special.  For us it celebrates homemade graham crackers, fluffy artisanal marshmallows, rich milk chocolate, and an opportunity for shameless self promotion. What’s not to love?

You may have missed S’mores Day, but you don’t need a holiday to enjoy our homemade s’mores. Just head on over to indigo jones eats or our Etsy shop to see all the flavors and shapes we offer, and place an order. Easy peasy.

Photo: Spencer Jones for Glasshouse Images

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S’mores Season

May 17, 2015

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Next week is Memorial Day, which marks the official start of summer, and that means barbeques, bonfires, beach parties and s’mores. Well, you haven’t really had a s’more until you’ve had ours…

Homemade melt in your mouth graham crackers. Fluffy artisanal marshmallows roasted to caramelized perfection. Chunks of rich chocolate. I mean, what’s not to love?

Wander over to our sister site, indigo jones eats for more information. With a gift box of these as a hostess gift, we guarentee you will be invited back.

photo: Spencer Jones for Glasshouse Images

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Indigo Jones Eats

March 25, 2015

How often have you looked at our food photos and wished you could actually eat them? Did you know that we have another site called indigo jones eats where you can actually order our sweet treats to go?

We focus on specific holidays, and with Easter and Passover just over a week away, we have a delicous offering ripe for ordering.

Here is a sample of what we are cooking up for you to celebrate the spring holidays…

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Passover begins April 3. These matzo brittle s’mores are so addictively good that you won’t even realize they are Passover treats. We also offer just matzo brittle, a caramel and marbelized chocolate confection that you won’t be able to resist.

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For those thinking about Easter baskets, how about a trio of homemade s’mores in whimsical shapes?

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Why dye hard boiled eggs when you can have decorated egg shaped s’mores?

Looking for something special? Just ask! If we can do it for you we will. And of course our classic s’mores are always available too.

For more information, check out indigojoneseats.

To ensure holiday delivery, please place your order by March 27 if possible.

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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Keep Brown Sugar Soft

March 3, 2015

I finally got the last of the missing s’mores back on Friday, over 2 1/2 weeks after they were sent via the USPS’s 2-Day Priority  service. The good news: They traveled well. All 4 were still intact, and looking as though they were just packed. The marshmallows were still soft. The bad news: so were the graham crackers.

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I thought they would have been close to petrified by now; dried out and hard as a rock. Instead, the marshmallow made the cookies soft. In fact too soft. I tried to figure out what happened and then it hit me!

Storing brown sugar with marshmallow is a great way to keep it soft.  Since my graham crackers contain a high percentage of brown sugar, it would make sense that the marshmallows in the s’mores added moisture,making the cookie soggy, instead of dry.

While it’s not the optimum situation for a s’more, it is the perfect solution to keeping brown sugar from hardening.

I’m sold.

photo: Glasshouse Images

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The Weather Outside is Frightful

December 6, 2014

The weather outside is frightful, but we’re inside whipping up something delightful!

Why not let us deal with some of your holiday gifts? We are making handcrafted artisanal treats that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.
While the real photos won’t be ready until Monday, here is a preview of what is available, shown as works in progress:

IMG_3269These handcrafted spoons are a whimsical treat to serve with coffee or tea. Made of shortbread cookie dough, the tips are awaiting a quick dip in chocolate, and a sprinkle of peppermint sticks or nuts. Of course you can get them plain, or dipped in something else. Caramel perhaps?

IMG_3261This isn’t a winter wonderland, it’s a pile of homemade marshmallows! We will be plopping them on top of our hot chocolate on a stick to give you a decadent treat. They are the perfect stocking stuffer, or small token of the season.

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Our local tasters gave our hot chocolate sticks four thumbs up!

Those same fluffy marshmallows are also part of our S’mores kit. Nothing is lovelier than a fire in the fire place and marshmallows roasting. Our graham crackers are also handmade.

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Stop by indigojoneseats on Monday to see the final products, and take a peak at what else we can do.

Everything is made to order, and packaged for giving.

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Unrecipe of the Week: Hot Chocolate Mix

December 18, 2013

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Homemade gifts embody the true spirit of the season. They come from the heart, are made with love and tend to be sweet.
This recipe for homemade hot chocolate mix is perfect for gift giving. It’s easy to make, and is can be customized to suit the recipient.

Package it in a mason jar tied with a beautiful ribbon, or in a bag tucked inside a lovely mug. Add a special spoon, or a bag of homemade marshmallows. Perhaps a small bottle of Bailey’s Irish Cream or Peppermint Schnapps with some candy canes on the side might take the edge off of a cold winter’s night. The possibilities are myriad, and the results well worth the effort. Why use preservative laden mixes when making your own is so simple, and so much more flavorful?

Hot Chocolate Mix: 

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup Dutch processed high quality cocoa powder

2 1/2 cups powdered milk ( many hot chocolate aficionados swear by Nestle’s  “Nida” whole milk powder )

1 scant teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cornstarch

* add a pinch of cayenne pepper for a spicy twist if desired

Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly with a whisk to prevent clumps, and store in an airtight container.

To serve:
Fill a mug 1/2 way with the dry mixture and pour in hot water. Stir until mixed, add the garnish of your choice and enjoy!

photo: Glasshouse Images

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