S'mores are an American campfire treat which is basically a toasted marshmallow and chocolate sandwich, but instead of bread, two sweet crackers called Graham Crackers are used.
Graham Crackers are unique to the States and you can’t get them over here. They’re a little bit like digestive biscuits but not quite. So Certainly Wood challenged renowned British-based chef Felice Tocchini of http://www.fusionbrasserie.com to come up with a UK alternative. Personally we think they’re better than the American original.
Instead of buying mass-produced marshmallows, we got in touch with the lovely Carmen of http://marshmallowdeli.co.uk who created delicious squares of handcrafted marshmallows for us to use. Absolutely delicious,
And what about the chocolate? Well, we turned to Peter Gardner of www.cocoa-amore.co.uk who suggested his 72g bars of Belgian Milk Chocolate would be perfect. And so it was.
How to make S'mores
Take your sweet cracker or biscuit, and place one or two squares of chocolate on it. Then toast your marshmallow until its golden brown and swiftly place on your prepared cracker before topping with another cracker. Yum!
Toast The Perfect Marshmallow
- Hot embers provide the best conditions for toasting marshmallows
- Use a “fire safe” tool when toasting marshmallows
- Hold the marshmallow so it is suspended about 5cm above the embers
- Rotate your stick to get a nice even golden crust
History of S'mores
The first S'mores recipe appeared in 1927 in the Girl Scout Handbook, which was called Tramping and Trailing with Girl Scouts. In the early 20th Century, happy campers were loving the new mass-produced marshmallows. They were easy to transport and could be toasted over a fire to make a quick and easy treat.
The name came about because everyone who tasted them asked for “some more” which was shortened to S'more.
Random S'mores Facts
- August 10th is National S’mores Day
- August 30th is National Toasted Marshmallow Day