For the Month of May on the blog we are celebrating the “Sweet things in life”
Nakita from Jhar Binx and Zave Cake Artistry is inspired by flowers and her love of cooking to bring to the table what she knows to be “sweet”:
“Baby’s breath is known to be the cheap filler flower for old fashion bouquets, well not anymore.
Beauty can come from many places and to me this fine spray of snow inspired flakes is absolutely beautiful and should not be forgotten, in fact should be utterly embraced as a sprinkling of vintage beauty either adorning your tabletops in lavish sprays or being walked down the isle of a garden wedding or just sitting on the kitchen window sill in all its sweetness.
We have been using bunches of these white soft specs on our high tea tables and I must say it has out done the rose as one of my favourite flowers.
Baby’s breath for us has added a soft vintage touch to our High tea décor and a little bit of something unique.
Remember that sometimes the most insignificant things can be the loveliest of all.
Happy caking baking and creating!” – Kita xx
Nakita has so kindly shared a little treat for you from her own kitchen:
INSPIRED RECIPE – SNOW WHITE MARSHMALLOW
500grams Caster Sugar
2 Tablespoons Liquid Glucose
2 Tablespoons Gelatine Powder
2 Egg Whites
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
2 Cups of Desiccated Coconut
Grease and line a 18cm x 25cm x 4cm lamington pan. Combine the caster sugar, liquid glucose and 200ml water in a saucepan over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil and cook over medium heat for about 3-5 minutes until a sugar thermometer reaches 120°C.
Place 200ml cold water in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the powdered gelatine, and then stand for 10 minutes. Place the bowl in a saucepan of simmering water and stir until completely clear. Stir the gelatine mixture into the sugar syrup.
Beat egg whites with electric beaters until stiff peaks form. Continue to beat while you gradually add the sugar syrup, and then beat for a further 10 minutes until mixture thickens and becomes glossy. Fold in the vanilla and pour the mixture into the pan. Chill for 1 hour until firm.
Cut the Marshmallow into Squares, the easiest way to do this is to run your knife under hot water, wipe of quickly on a tea towel and cut each line with the knife still hot but not wet.
Take each square out and roll in coconut