|All photos courtesy of Jamie DeRosa|
When we heard Tudor House
was making its own Peeps for Easter brunch
, we were intrigued. We didn't think Peeps could actually be created by hand. We thought those adorable little marshmallow chicks were just hatched from giant candy chickens housed somewhere in a large farm in the Nevada desert.
So when we asked executive chef Jamie DeRosa to explain the process, he gladly gave us a step-by-step tutorial in the art of Peep-making. Who would have thought Peeps were made and not born?
Tudor House PeepsIngredients
45 grams of gelatin sheets
200 grams of granulated sugar
2-4 drops of yellow food coloring
200 grams of egg whites
30 grams of sugar
75 grams of glucose or light corn syrup
500 grams of granulated sugar
150 grams of water
cocoa powderStep 1:
Fill a large bowl with ice and water. Add the gelatin sheets. Put aside and allow the gelatin sheets to bloom (note: bloom
means to allow hard gelatin to become soft).Step 2:
Place the 200 grams of granulated sugar into a bowl and add the yellow food coloring to your color desire. With whisk or spatula, mix the sugar and food coloring. Place parchment liner on a cookie sheet and sprinkle some of the colored sugar onto the sheet.
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