Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Oreos and S'mores - S'moreos if you will

A new variety of Oreos are coming out in the States: Oreo S'mores.

If you read my blog you may be aware that I have a certain weakness for anything Oreo. They truly are my Kryptonite. When we visited New York in February I was dismayed that I couldn't find a decent supermarket stocking the vast range of Oreo varieties and returned to the UK empty handed and a little dead inside. Ah well.

Another thing I wanted to try when I was in the States was S'mores, which I'd heard a lot about. Turns out, they're not actually a branded product, but a treat constructed from crackers (biscuits), melted marshmallow and chocolate traditionally eaten around a campfire.

Many food products have their own S'mores version (including Pop-tarts and Hershey's chocolate), and now it seems Oreo are getting in on the action too. Mmm, they do look nice.

Our American trip inspired me to make some S'mores of my own (making use of Marshmallow Fluff which we bought over there), and I tried a recipe from, er 'Love in the oven' (http://lovintheoven.com/day-11-smores-cookie-bars/) which was pretty awesome. Here's the British version (with metric quantities):

340g butter
50g brown sugar
100g caster sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
65g plain digestive biscuits (crushed)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 x 180g Bournville Dark Chocolate Bars
200g Marshmallow Fluff

So basically, you mix together the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, flour and biscuits to make a thick dough. Spread half of it onto a greased baking tray, then layer the chocolate on top. Spread the marshmallow over the chocolate and then put the biscuit dough on as the final layer (this is the trickier bit as the marshmallow is quite soft). Chuck in the oven until brown on top, then leave to cool a bit before dividing into squares.

I don't know how easy it is to find Marshmallow Fluff here in the UK but I'm guessing you can just use normal marshmallows.

Needless to say, this recipe is highly calorific and has no redeeming qualities nutrition-wise, but these s'mores taste so good, you just want to have - ahem - some more (geddit?).

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