Recipe StoryWhen not in school, the Listen family headed northwest to their ranch along the Laramie River. November through May, the country road was blanketed by snow, and there was no access to the ranch except by snowmobile. The boys frolicked in the snow every day, all day long. Sopping wet and starving, they’d come home at sundown to one of their favorite suppers of big shrimp hero sandwiches, chipped beef on toast, or chili, followed by Magic Marshmallow Puffs. Kevin says the meal may have been light on fruits and vegetables, but it was considered their “dream dinner.”
Kevin never grew tired of the mystery of the marshmallow puffs. Once baked, the marshmallow simply evaporated. He’s still wondering, “Where’d it go?” One was left with a warm puffed pastry with delicious cinnamon-sugar goo inside. Now Kevin makes this treat for his four children on lazy weekend mornings.
Kevin hesitated before submitting this recipe because he thought it was not fancy enough for our “highbrow” cookbook. What? Oh, you are so wrong, Mr. Listen! Magic Marshmallow Puffs are a fabulous recipe created by a mom to serve to her babes after a long, cold day snowed in at the ranch. If it makes our eyebrows pop up, it’s highbrow enough for us! This recipe embodies the Sugar, Sugar spirit.