16 August 2012

Someone Praise Me

Nothing says summer quite like s'mores.

I'm planning on hosting an end of summer bbq next weekend and decided homemade s'mores would be a perfect finish to a wonderful summer.

You seriously don't understand how culinary challenged I am. For real. I'm proud of myself when I microwave Easy Mac and don't screw it up.

Not even joking.

You can imagine the challenge I faced when deciding to make graham crackers from scratch.

I found the recipe in Martha Stewart Living magazine. I was like, "Holy shit, those are the most adorable s'mores I've ever seen. I need to make them despite my inability to make even the most simple of recipes."

And I fucking did.

The only thing I alternated about this was the cookie cutter. In the magazine they used a three inch square flutter cutter. I couldn't find even a plain square cookie cutter anywhere so I improvised.

What else is square?

Natalie's building blocks.

Worked out pretty well. Gotta say I'm pretty proud of myself!

  


What you'll need:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup toasted wheat germ

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinomon

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

2 tablespoons honey

3 inch square cookie cutter, or, in my case your childs block

1 1/2 inch star cutter

Chocolate

Marshmallows

Directions:

 Whisk together flours, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. 

Beat together butter, sugar, and honey with a mixer on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture; beat until combine.

Put dough in the refrigerator until firm, about ten minutes.

Roll dough out to 1/8th of an inch and cut with square cutter or object. Cut star in the center. Place squares on cookie sheet and bake in oven on 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Let cool, roast marshmallows, add chocolate and feel it heading straight to your thighs! Totally worth the calories. 



My cookie cutter.

Ready to bake



12 Thoughts :

Nessa August 16, 2012 at 6:33 PM  

My god that looks so yummy.

Melissa Dell August 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM  

Wow that's awesome!!! Go you! I've always wanted to make homemade marshmallows. But never have. :(

Married...with a Pup August 16, 2012 at 8:37 PM  

Yumm! That is so cute that you improvised and used the blocks! Nothing beats a good smore!

Jillian August 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM  

oooh very nice

Mama August 16, 2012 at 10:49 PM  

Are you FOR REAL?! You need to cut that homemade graham cracker / cookie cutter improvising crap out... you are making the rest of us look bad!

Stephanie August 17, 2012 at 8:46 AM  

Ok, so I'm going on a little girls trip next weekend and I'm responsible for bringing, yes...s'mores!! I just might have to be fancy and bring these, they look awesome!

Sarah and Derek August 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM  

I was actually JUST thinking about smores the other day and really craving one! Those look delicious and how cute with the little stars!

Marjorie August 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM  

Wow, looks so good!!!

Jazz August 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM  

Oh my, I love s'mores. Tastiest things ever. I like to make them in the winter when we've got the real fire going. My mum goes psycho every time because I stink the house out of toasted marshmallows. So worth it though.
Love your cutters, very clever.
& I can't cook either, I'm so bad. The most I can make is my sausage rolls, and baked beans on toast (no idea if you eat that over there, so that might sound weird, but it's so damn tasty). An 8 year old can probably make better meals than me. I even have trouble buttering bread.

Jessica August 17, 2012 at 12:00 PM  

Looks so good!!

Stephanie Jones August 21, 2012 at 1:19 AM  

Oh my!! That looks SO delish!! I'm definitely bookmarking this so i can try it!

Renzo Naupari September 1, 2012 at 2:06 AM  

NICE!