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Homemade S'Mores

My co-worker Samantha, her husband Steve, and their two dogs (Bear and Yoshi), live in a little cabin in the forest on a river just an hour out of Seattle. I love spending time with Samantha and Steve, and sometimes I am soooo envious of their adorable little life. I can't remember how it came up, but at some point we talked about watching the Super Bowl together, and there was nothing I would rather have done.  I was in charge of snacks (I made polenta fries, fried eggplant bites, and I brought these supplies for homemade S'Mores), and Samantha covered cocktails and dinner (our favorite veggie sausages!).  

We spent the football game yelling and eating and drinking and yelling some more. When the game ended, we sat in silence for about 15 minutes, then talked about NFL conspiracy theories for about 30 minutes, then decided it was time to play some music and make our s'mores to cheer ourselves up. Being winter in the Northwest, it was sprinkling out, so instead of using their outdoor fire pit we roasted the homemade marshmallows inside on their fireplace, and sandwiched them between homemade graham crackers and Theo Chocolate.  

My whole life I've spent summers at my family's beach house, playing in the water all day and having fires on the beach at night. Of course, s'mores have always played a big roll in this.  The s'mores of my childhood consisted of Honey Maid Graham Crackers, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, and Hershey's Chocolate.  Even with these conventional items, I never thought that you could go wrong with a s'more.  I think that I have proven myself wrong on that.  After making these homemade s'mores, I don't think I will ever be able to eat a conventional one again.  I am already looking forward to making them for my family at our beach house this summer.

I made these same marshmallows a couple of months back, recipe is in this post. They are so simple and extremely bouncy and delicious.

HOMEMADE S'MORES

YOU WILL NEED:

Homemade Marshmallows

High quality chocolate bars, I used Theo's 70%

Homemade Graham Crackers (recipe below)

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Gather your homemade marshmallows, chocolate, and homemade graham crackers.  Begin by toasting the marshmallows over a fire or in your oven.  When the marshmallows turn golden brown on the outside, slide them onto the bottom of a graham cracker, top with chocolate, and a second graham cracker.  Enjoy. (TIP: if you want your chocolate to melt even more, place your assembled s'more on a metal spatula, and hold it over the fire for just a few moments until the chocolate looks like it is beginning to melt around the edges.)

 

GRAHAM CRACKERS

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 Cups flour

1 1/3 Cups graham flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 Cup unsalted butter, room temperature

2/3 Cup brown sugar

3 Tbsp. honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the four, graham flour, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, sugar, and honey and mix on medium speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until dough just comes together.  

3. Transfer dough to a piece of plastic wrap and form it into a square.  Wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.  

4. When ready, preheat oven to 350°F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.  

5. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to a 1/8 inch thickness, then cut into squares. Gather any scraps and re-roll and cut more squares.  Transfer the squares to the baking sheets.  Take a fork and mark a few lines of dots on each square.  Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown and firm.  Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.  



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