August 10th is National S’mores Day
The first reference to S’mores is found in a Girl Scout Handbook dated 1927. Most believe the name came from children around a campfire clamoring, “Gimme some more!”
I hope you will be able to toast a marshmallow or two in honor of National S’mores Day. If you have a chance to share a S’more with a grandkid or two, be sure to let us know!
- Always use the best graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate you can. One stale or inferior ingredient can ruin the entire cookie experience.
- There is a camping website that gives you information on marshmallow roasting sticks. I had no idea there were five kinds of utensils that are made just for roasting marshmallows. Check out this family camping site for more of this fun information: http://www.campingblogger.net/camp-cooking/5-marshmallow-sticks-for-family-camping.html
- Try a French S’more. Have you ever eaten a Petit Ecolier (Little Schoolboy cookie)? They are delicious and are available in the cookie aisle alongside the other gourmet cookies. Little Schoolboy Cookies are graham cracker like and topped with delicious French chocolate. Just toast a marshmallow and put them between two Little Schoolboy cookies for a wonderful treat.
- If you don’t have access to a campfire, use marshmallow topping between two graham crackers, then add a square of delicious milk chocolate.
You can find more interesting ideas for S’mores at http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cookies/cookies2/smores2.asp
Do you have a special tradition or recipe related to S’mores?