Summer

Sally’s S’Mores

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August 19, 2010
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Author Notes

Before the summer has come and gone, I thought I’d post how I made S’Mores recently, sticking with the original concept, but making each of the elements from scratch, and adding jam for additional flavor. Since I had made notlazy.rustic’s Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl marshmallows with success last winter, I used that recipe without the added chocolate, cinnamon, or cocoa (perhaps reverting back to Gourmet’s recipe?), and cut them into narrow squares, about 2” x 2” x1”. To replicate the graham crackers, I took a Butterscotch Slices recipe from an old cookbook, “America’s Cook Book, Compiled by the Home Institute of the NY Herald Tribune”, NY: Ch’s Scribner’s Sons, 1938, and replaced shortening with butter and added wheat germ. I know a lot of peoples’ eyes glaze over at the phrase “from scratch”, but really, it’s worth it! —SallyCan

  • Makes about 32
Ingredients
  • The cookies: Wheat Germ Butterscotch Slices
  • 3 c sifted flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 T wheat germ
  • 1 c butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ c firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • The S'Mores
  • 1 batch Wheat Germ Butterscotch Slices
  • 1 batch Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Ganache, see below
  • Peach, Strawberry, Raspberry or other jam of your choice
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. The cookies: Wheat Germ Butterscotch Slices
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and wheat germ
  3. Cream butter and gradually beat in brown sugar, vanilla, and then add eggs, one at a time
  4. Stir in flour mixture
  5. Shape into 2 rolls about 2” in diameter and wrap each in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Chill thoroughly in refrigerator
  6. Preheat oven to 400
  7. Cut chilled roll into 1/8” slices, and bake on greased cookie sheet (or on cookie sheet lined with parchment)
  8. Bake for 7 or 8 minutes, so that they’re cooked through, but still soft and on the underdone side. Run a spatula under them right away, let cool on the pan for a minute or two, and then finish cooling on racks
  1. The S'Mores
  2. The Marshmallows: Make one batch notlazy.rustic’s marshmallows (recipe found here on food52), but omit the chocolate, cocoa, and cinnamon. Cut into 2” x 2” x 1” pieces.
  3. The Chocolate Ganache: ½ lb dark chocolate, 1/3 c heavy whipping cream: Heat whipping cream, to warm but not boiling Melt chocolate. I use the microwave for this, heating on a med-low setting until the chocolate just begins to melt, and then stirring until completely melted. Add whipping cream to chocolate a few tablespoons at a time, stirring and stirring until it is all incorporated. Cool to room temperature. As it cools, it will thicken to a nice, spreadable consistency.
  4. To make the S’Mores: Spread one cookie with Chocolate Ganache another with jam. Either toast the marshmallow, skewered, on the flame of your stove or grill, or microwave it for a few seconds until puffed and soft. Sandwich toasted marshmallow between chocolate cookie and jam cookie, and eat it right away.

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3 Reviews

luvcookbooks October 1, 2010
I got it from the library and then it disappeared. I checked on Amazon and think it's the first one that comes up under the subject heading s'mores. It wasn't profound but it was fun!! Also, I am making the raised pork pie this weekend, please watch the comments section.
 
luvcookbooks September 17, 2010
this sounds so delicious
do you know there's an entire cookbook devoted to s'mores?
 
Author Comment
SallyCan September 30, 2010
No, I didn't, luvcookbooks. Sounds dangerous! Who wrote it?