We’re looking across the pond for our inspiration for this outdoor cooking recipe; or recipes, in fact. S’mores are a classic American campfire dessert, and a favourite for generations of kids (and adults). The name originates from ‘some more!’, which is what you’re likely to say after you have the first one! They appeared in cookbooks as early as the 1920s, and thanks to their simplicity, not to mention the sweet ingredients, they’ve long been associated with boy scouts and girl guides — kids are hardly going to turn down the opportunity to get covered in chocolate and marshmallow, are they? But there is more to the humble S’more than that.
When making s’mores, the aim of the game is for fun and flavour rather than a neat end result or sticking to a recipe. Use whatever you have available, or whatever you feel like experimenting with! It’s a great way to get people chatting around the fire, whether kids or adults, although you might find that you have to employ the marshmallow police to make sure the supplies survive long enough to make the end product...
Make your own Cookies S’mores
Savoury S'mores Recipe
This is a savoury version with a Scottish twist, cooked on a griddle or grill. Take two oatcakes (the thicker the better), and layer up some cooked bacon and soft cheese like camembert or brie. Top it with the second oatcake and place the savoury s’more onto the griddle or grill. Use a low heat with no flames, and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, flipping halfway and keeping an eye out for burning. When the cheese begins to melt out the sides it’s ready. Watch out as the cheese can get hot!
How To Make Your Own Peanut Butter and Banana S'mores
A sweet and savoury combination. Using crispbread as the base, spread some smooth peanut butter on one side of both crispbreads, and place some thinly sliced banana in the middle. Cook on the griddle or grill for 3-4 minutes on each side, making sure that the crispbread doesn’t burn. Try a little honey if you want a slightly sweeter s’more!