Friday, July 6, 2012

S’mores, Smoke and other Stuff

By Neil Waring
Revered Wyoming Chef, outdoor cooking expert, admired woodsmen and honored citizen.

Nothing reminds me more of summer camping than s’mores, that delicious kid treat that I still love in retirement. And what’s good about it? Everything, it’s gooey, chocolaty, (not sure that chocolaty is really a word, just think - melted Hershey bar in the middle of marshmallows and graham crackers - you get the idea), and they are warm and delicious.

Ingredients-enough to make six S’mores

*12 Graham Crackers, one on top one on the bottom

*15 Marshmallows two in the middle of each s’more and three to snack on as you work making these babies

*7 Chocolate Bars (I prefer Hershey’s, the plain with the cool little breaking squares) one per s’more and one to snack away on as you work.

Did you know that s’more first showed up in 1927? A Girl Scout hand book/cookbook entitled, “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts”. They called these mouth waterers, (I may have made up a second word there) some more, since you really could not eat only one. Later with a mouth full of food it likely sounded like they were saying s’more instead of some more, although this sounds more like something I would have said (the talking with the mouth full) in my Cub Scout days, or maybe last week.

Build a great little camp fire or use your propane grill but the campfire cannot be beat if you have a place plus hot dogs over an open fire are delicious, no matter how old you are.

The rest is simple lay out the bottom graham crackers, unwrap Hershey bars and place on top of graham crackers then roast marshmallows over the fire, as soon as they catch fire pull them back, blow out the fire, (hum Happy Birthday if you wish) drop on chocolate bar, slap on the other cracker and eat immediately.

Great summer treat and best if eaten and made with grand kids in a great/favorite picnic area.

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