Sneaking in just under the wire with my not so successful attempt for we should cocoa. Choclette who is the host this month chose blackcurrants as the special ingredient and I really had to scratch my head to come up with an idea. As this was a last minute creation, I couldn't find any fresh blackcurrants so had to settle for blackcurrant jam instead. I've seen lots of creative entries this month but wanted to try something different. Buoyed by my recent success at making my own marshmallows I decided to make chocolate marshmallows with a blackcurrant jam filling. Sadly, it didn't turn out as expected and the lack of contrast in colours makes it even more difficult to photograph! It tastes delicious though and reminds me more of a jelly than a marshmallow! So perhaps I'll call this a chocolate jam/jelly/mallow!!
I'm entering this to We Should Cocoa which is hosted by Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog and Chele from Chocolate Teapot. Each month a special ingredient is chosen and the recipe has to incorporate the chosen ingredient and chocolate in any form.
I tried using one of my fancy moulds but unfortunately these didn't set and I don't have any photos of them. Basically you half-fill the mould with marshmallow mixture, pipe a blob of jam then cover with more marshmallow mixture and allow it to set for at least 4 hours. (The marshmallow mixture should be firmer than this but I'm not too sure where I went wrong!)
It's hard to see but I promise you there is jam in the middle! It honestly tastes better than it looks! :)
I've not had time to email the author for permission to publish the recipe. The recipe is from Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever. I combined 2 of her recipes to make these but I may have missed a step as they didn't quite turn out!! Entirely my fault - it's a great book!