what is the difference between yams and sweet potatoes?
This is a commonly asked question. People often don’t know which ones to use when it comes to baking. I myself, had no idea what the difference was. I did a little research and found out that you most likely have never had a yam.
Yams and sweet potatoes are both a tuberous root vegetable, however Yams are grown in parts of Asia and Africa.
The deeper copper colored sweet potatoes are often referred to as yams because they have the soft outside and sweeter skin, like a true yam.
Sweet potatoes, with a lighter skin and inside, have a harder skin. This is how they differentiate the two at grocery stores. Both the orange and yellow sweet potatoes, are actually sweet potatoes, although label differently at the store.
Mind blown. I know. Either one would work for this recipe. They cook just about the same and have a similar flavor.
how do I get the marshmallows to golden?
For this recipe, we popped it into the oven for about 40 seconds, and the marshmallows broiled perfectly. They broil fast, so be sure to keep an eye on them. If they burn, you can always scrape them off and try again.
You could also use a culinary torch to golden them up, but I usually stick to broiling for less than a minutes, and they turn out perfect every time.
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