If you have been following my blog you will see that I made a S'more-inspired cake recently. Being Scottish, I didn't really have much idea about what a s'more was.
Kim from Everyday Mom left this comment on my post, "If you haven't tried a s'more - just a chunk of chocolate, roasted marshmallow and graham cracker give it a try. Especially if you can roast the marshmallow over a fire". Well, I had a fire burning last night and I have plenty of Graham's crackers left over from making the cake, so I had to give them a try.
I was sure the chocolate was supposed to be melty and didn't quite know how to make that happen so I looked up the S'mores entry on Wikipedia which informed me that the heat from the toasted marshmallows should be enough to melt the chocolate. And, it worked!
Okay, so for an authentic experience I think you are supposed to be on a scout camp making these round the camp fire but doing them on my own by the fire was still a lovely evening activity.
Take a Graham cracker, snap it in half, place a square of chocolate on one, toast your marshmallows, place on top of the chocolate and then put the other half of the cracker on top to make a sandwich. I also spread my first cracker with peanut butter - perfect combination of flavours!
Okay, so I'm a convert. Steve and I can't wait to take the boys camping for the first time. The only thing stopping us (apart from the current weather) is that we don't have a tent big enough to accommodate our Irish wolfhound. With any luck we can borrow or steal a big one in time for this summer and guess what we'll be making round the camp fire? The boys are gonna love this! Can't wait.