The Marshmallow Lady is popping up here there and everywhere at the moment and I’ve finally got my hands on some of her marshallow-y goodness. Burgh Bakes is based in Edinburgh and make homemade gourmet marshmallows in a variety of lovely flavours and styles. They boast no additives, preservatives or unnatural colourings and are naturally low in fat, there are endless amounts of excuses to eat these lovely morsels of sweetness.
I heard of Burgh Bakes first after learning about the new guerilla dining pop up restaurant experience, Burgher Burger which matches different Innis and Gunn beers with a 3 course meal. The Marshmallow Lady had created Innis and Gunn marshmallows which were served at one of the events.
I then saw that she was opening up a shop 5 minutes walk down the road from where I live (I know, dangerous). The shop is going to stock her range of marshmallows but is also going to sell lovely vintage milkshakes in a range of flavours and a variety of other cute cafe products. The shop is definitely something to be excited about!
Then yesterday I was wondering around the Stockbridge Market and came across the lovely Marshmallow Lady’s stall! We had a wee chat and I had a couple of tasters of the various marshmallow flavours. I had a taste of the key lime pie marshmallow which was really interesting as it had a biscuit base which is so unusually for a marshmallow. I also tasted her lemon meringue marshmallows which were lovely and light, exactly like meringue actually!
She said said “Ooo have you tried the beer marshmallows?”. So I had a taste of the beer marshmallows and golly gosh, they are tasty. They are made using the Innis and Gunn Rum Cask Beer so are lovely and sweet with a slight spiciness. They are buttery and fluffy in texture and have a lovely ‘squidge’ to them. Despite having such a heavy ingredients such as beer in them they are light and airy. It is very difficult not to munch the whole bag down and would probably go very well with a nice cold beer.
I’d definitely recommend checking out her online shop or stopping by her stall or shop if you’re in the area. I’m thinking that these marshmallows would be a fantastic wedding favour or a lovely birthday or anniversary gift. Most of her collection are gluten, dairy or fat free so are great for picky eaters too. I can’t wait for the shop to open to treat myself some more and explore her expanding range.