Tuesday, 4 August 2015

S'mores Recipe - Guaranteed to Make Your Mouth Water!

The name says it all – give me some more!

S'mores are an American invention made up of two biscuits, with a toasted marshmallow and a square of chocolate sandwiched between them. The aim is to get the hot gooey marshmallow to melt the chocolate to make the most amazing ‘sandwich’.

And boy do they taste good! Americans traditionally use what are called ‘Graham Crackers’ for their S’Mores. So I did some research and tried out a recipe from Smitten Kitchen – one of my go-to blogs along with Brave Tart’s blog. Funnily enough, both of them now have cookery books out and I think for good reason – always interesting, well researched and delicious recipes.

Graham Crackers are a brown-sugar based, cinnamon sugar topped biscuit not unlike a digestive in texture. (You can see my version of Graham Crackers below).

They came out tasting fine, but a little too thick so they lacked the ‘snap’ I was looking for – note to self – next time roll them reeeeallly thin.

If you don’t want to go to the bother of making your own you can use any other biscuit that takes your fancy. We did a mini-poll on Facebook and the favourite suggestion was chocolate digestives – which sounds good to me – a double hit of chocolate! Other suggestions were Rich Tea biscuits, Lotus biscuits, or those plain-ish Marie biscuits (does anyone remember those?) We tried Amaretti biscuits too for sweet little mini S’Mores - see pictures below!

So, for your own magical campfire S’Mores kit, put together the following:

  • 1 bag MellowMallow Salted Caramel marshmallows (or another flavour of your choice)
  • 1 bar thin dark chocolate – it needs to be thin so the heat of the marshmallow ha a chance of melting it
  • 1 packet biscuits of your choice
  • Some wooden skewers

To make your S’Mores, lay a square of chocolate on a biscuit, toast your marshmallow until gooey, lay it on top of the chocolate, then top with your other biscuit, using it to hold the marshmallow in place while you pull out your skewer. Eat!

What did the Americans ever do for us? S’Mores!!!!

Belinda's delicious after thought:
For a truly posh S'mores experience - try different biscuits and chocolate. I combined (my favourite) Amoretti biscuits with dark chocolate and our buttery salted caramel marshmallows to create these heavenly S'mores bites!

What would you use? - I'd love to know.

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