Easter is the perfect time for experimenting with marshmallows and chocolate. The oozier the better.
While I’m not sure whether Isaac Newton would agree, that placing marshmallows and chocolate in between two slices of brioche and applying heat and pressure constitutes a scientific experiment.
However, although he’s obviously not around to ask, I’m sure he’d be licking his fingers and declaring the results: “scrumidillyumptious”!
As for myself, I concluded that further experimentation is required.
2 slices of brioche loaf (I get mine from Aldi)
Chocolate (I chose Cadbury Dairy Milk)
Marshmallows (I chose pink).
Here are the Basic Directions:
Place a single slice of brioche in the sandwich press for each person.
Arrange pink marshmallows and your choice of chocolate as desired on top of the brioche. You will observe in the photo below that I prefer a rather oozy, messy outcome. On the other hand, our daughter wanted to minimise the ooze and even placed hers in the fridge for a bit to firm it up a bit.
Cover with a second slice of Brioche (the lid) and close the sandwich press.
Remove toastie using lifter when golden brown and contents have melted. Watch out for hot melted contents and the risk of burns.
I started out by simply melting Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate in between two slices of brioche.
That was just begging for a few marshmallows.
Finding that combination rather sweet, I added a few blueberries for a bit of tang.
I’m now planning to try a rocky road version with nuts and glace cherries to balance out the very sweet chocolate and marshmallows.
Personally, I can see the Marshmallow Mud Toastie satisfying those late night chocolate cravings without creating a huge mess.
Well, let’s just say the mess is contained to your face and fingers.
Of course, I understand that these innocent Marshmallow Mud Toasties will have their critics. That puritanical do-gooder wowsers, will shoot them down. Slam their insane sugar and calorie content and the evils of “food therapy”.
However, personally I believe scoffing one of these oozy treats, is a hell of a lot better for you than some other cures for depression or a rough trot.
Therefore, I don’t believe I’m stretching the truth too far, to say these scrummy treats are actually “healthy”.
What do you think?
“Healthy” is all a matter of perspective and while they have their critics, retail and food therapy can be a lot better for you than some of the alternatives.