While Dorothy was recovering from her hand surgery, I decided to keep her busy with a few Valentine’s crafts. So expect a lot of heart shaped goodies over the next week!
She was very keen to make ‘heart food’ and since she was struggling with one hand, I thought simple nougat, with it’s many opportunities for ‘tipping things in’ was ideal. When I asked if she wanted to use nuts, fruit or flowers to flavour the nougat, Dots said nope! She’d like tongue jellybeans. And since she was the patient, I let her be in charge. So jellybean nougat it is!
You will need
60g red jellybeans
240g white and pink marshmallows
60g Unsalted butter
130g skimmed milk powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Love heart sprinkles
A little vegetable oil
- Melt the butter gently in a large pan
- Add the vanilla
- Chop the marshmallows in half
- Tip the marshmallows in to the pan and return to a low heat, stirring all the time until melted
- Add the milk powder and stir over a low heat until very smooth
- Remove from the heat and gently stir in the jellybeans
- Prepare a dish with a little.pil and some greaseproof paper
- Spoon the nougat into the prepared dish – this takes a while and you might need use a couple of spatulas
- Place another piece of greaseproof paper on top of the nougat and smooth it all down
- Add a sprinkling of love hearts, pop the paper back on and gently push them in to the surface
- Allow to set for several hours
- Chop into pieces
Dorothy and I loved making these and I think they’d make a super sweet Valentines treat – no really too sweet for me but those with a sweeter tooth will love them.
Love Rachel ❤