Marshmellow madnessMarshmallows are one of those standards treats  that every child comes across sooner or later in their life.  Puffy, melt-in-the-mouth pillows of flavour enjoyed it by young and old.  Who hasn’t finished off a perfect day around the fire toasting marshmallows? And they have a history to boot, going back to the ancient Egyptians.

Our cookbook of the week, Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever shows how to whip up dozens of fluffy, puffy flavours, from strawberry and vanilla to buttered rum, root beer float, maple bacon, and more.

And what makes the book even more interesting are a number of easy recipes utilizing the marshmallow – remember rice Krispies treats with marshmallows and white chocolate , marshmallow popcorn balls, they’re all here .

Shauna Sever is The Next Door Baker (see her blog for some great recipes). With her easy, fun and accessible approach to baking and entertaining, she inspires both the pastry proficient and baking-phobic alike to tie their apron strings and head into the kitchen.

Before pursuing a career in food, Shauna graduated with a degree in journalism. After working as an investigative reporter, a television host and correspondent for the likes of Extra and TV Guide Network, Shauna decided to follow her sweet tooth into the world of baking and desserts. Soon after, she launched her blog and became a recipe writer.

See our recipe of the week, taken from the cookbook.

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