Homemade S'mores

I’ve been really inspired by American baking recently. Over the past few months I've had such a huge urge to bake pumpkin pies, big cookies and extravagant cupcakes. I think I enjoy this style of baking so much because it's a nice change from all the delicate French cooking I usually do for work (plus it's always so indulgent to eat!) There's just something so satisfying about laying a big home made pie out on the table. It always makes me feel so self-sufficient and homely.

 I’ve been meaning to make s’mores for what feels like forever now. I’ve literally been scouring the Internet for months trying to find a good recipe. Traditionally they're a snack you eat while camping made out of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. I did a lot searching and couldn’t find graham crackers in any of my local supermarkets. I realised they weren't readily sold in Australian supermarkets (with exception to specialty stores), so I had a bit of a problem. On the other hand, I didn’t really just want to make ordinary s’mores. They had to be a touch more special.

Recently I picked up a cookbook at my boyfriends house and found a graham cracker recipe on the first page I opened it to. I lost my mind with excitement and swiped it (on loan I promise!) straight away. It turns out making graham crackers is actually pretty simple, and the homemade s’mores looked pretty impressive in the end. 

This recipe is also a great way to make use of any left over marshmallows from our last recipe post (not that that’s really a thing - they certainly don't last long in my kitchen!) 

Homemade S’mores

S'more FILLING

  • Home made (or store bought) marshmallows
  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 250 ml cream

Method:

  1. Bring cream to the boil.
  2. Break up chocolate into small pieces.
  3. Pour hot cream over chocolate.
  4. Set aside for a minute to melt.
  5. Stir until smooth and silky.
  6. Set aside.

Graham Crackers

  • 60g butter
  • 115g brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tbs milk
  • 1 ½ tbs golden syrup
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 250g wholemeal flour

Method:

  1. Cream together butter and brown sugar. This can either be done with the paddle attachment of a KitchenAid, electric beaters, or by hand with a wooden spoon if you want to be old school.
  2. Slowly add the egg.
  3. Add golden syrup and milk.
  4. Mix together flour and baking powder and add to the mix.
  5. Mix until a dough forms then wrap in cling wrap and rest in the fridge for at least an hour.
  6. Once the dough has rested remove from the fridge and roll between two pieces of baking paper (I added a little extra sprinkle of flour at this point because my dough was a tad sticky) until it's about 2mm in thickness. You may need to do more than one batch depending on the size of your trays.
  7. Place the rolled out dough onto a tray and use a knife to cut squares into the dough. Prick each square with a fork.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes at 180 or until golden brown.
  9. Once the cookies are baked, run a knife through the already scored lines to separate the cookies. Allow to cool, and then separate into each individual square.

Assembling the dessert

  1. Take two cookies. Spread some of the chocolate sauce you prepared earlier on one.
  2. Place a marshmallow on top of the chocolate sauce.
  3. With a blowtorch gently scorch the marshmallow.
  4. Place another cookie on top of the marshmallow.
  5. Your s’mores are now complete!