Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Making s'mores

Look at that s'more! It's perfect. The graham cracker is browned. The chocolate is melted. The marshmallow is both gooey and toasted. I can assure you that it tasted as good as it looks.

If you want to make a perfect s'more, you'll need a proper grilling basket. Michael won ours at a staff golf tournament earlier this summer, but I'm sure they're easy enough to find. I was concerned the exposed graham cracker would burn, but Bex and Jen knew what they were doing. Look how excited they are!

If you need another reason to be enthusiastic about s'mores (if the possibility of achieving the perfect s'more yourself isn't enough), you should know that the name is a contraction of "some more." Cute! You should also know that the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Wikipedia!


.::. ariane phillips .::. said...

I have a small cheat way to do smores... buy Hobnobs with the chocolate already on them! Then all you do is roast the marshmallow and smush it between 2 cookies - the chocolate melts so nice... yummmy!

Erin said...

Woah. Great tip Ariane! I forgot about Hobnobs.

Erin Coulter said...

I made them while camping in the Australian Outback. They don't have graham crackers down there and no one had heard of s'mores. I used flatted a marshmellow between two chocolate coated biscuits (cookies), wrapped the whole thing in foil and put it on some hot but not red hot coals for a few minutes. Yummy! And easy to do a dozen at a time.

I have also made them in the microwave, though obviously not using foil. Jersey Milk is the best chocolate for that so sweet it hurts taste.

Yum! I'll try Hobnobs next time.