Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bug bite yielded s'mores

Every now and again, I get bitten by the cooking bug. I have subscriptions to cooking magazines and flipped by this last week:

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Ok, stop drooling....It's a slight variation of the all time camp fire classic. Yeah, I like to mix it up every now and again, wondering if the "others" will like it though.

Looks simple enough. Let's get it.

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Here are the ingredients:
  • Graham crackers
  • 14 oz can of condensed milk
  • Bittersweet chocolate
  • strawberries
Ok, so the next 2 ingredients are not included in the picture. I honestly forgot about them until I needed them :-)
  • Sour cream or marshmallow creme

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Pour the condensed milk in a saucepan, simmer for about 5 minutes, watch carefully, you don't

want it to boil. Trust me, if you do, you'll have burnt condensed milk pieces, yuck!

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Go ahead and measure out 1 and 1/4 cups of the chocolate chips. I chose dark chocolate chips, not sure if that's the same thing as bittersweet. 

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Add the chocolate chips to the condensed milk, stirring until the mixture is smooth. 

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Ok, now this is starting to look good. All that stirring gets you to this point. Hopefully, it's nice and smooth. 

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Wow, they magically cut themselves up! Before that happened, I rinsed the strawberries and sliced them.

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So, here's that pic of the sour cream and marshmallow creme I promised. I knew that my group would not go for the sour cream, so I figured I'd make some with the marshmallow creme.

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Go ahead and lay out your graham crackers. These all served as the bottoms that you'll lather the chocolate on.

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Speaking of lather...look at that chocolate. You can use a rubber spatula to spread out the chocolate on your graham crackers.

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Throw those strawberries on top of the chocolate, ok, maybe not throw. Gently place the sliced strawberries on top of the chocolate that;s ever so gently spread across the golden graham crackers.

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Next, spread either the sour cream or the marshmallow creme on top of the strawberries. Please note that the marshmallow creme is a wee bit hard to spread and gets pretty messy, but is oh so worth it. Once spread, top with another graham cracker. Viola, bon appeit, you're done!

This was a light dessert, MonkeyMan shrieked when I told him I used sour cream. It sounds kinda weird but actually quite a good combination. I can see a few variations on this snack, wonder how ricotta cheese would taste? Maybe next time, when I am bitten by that cooking bug again.

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  1. Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  2. G'day Tiffany! What a great recipe to bring to a party! TRUE!
    Wish I could come through the screen and try one now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewing as part of HAPPY Day Link Party