Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Oven S'Mores

I am obsessed with S'mores. I made S'more cupcakes early this summer. Then I revised the recipe into a bundt-style recipe. The batter looked pretty:

Last week, Our Best Bites posted a recipe for oven S'mores. I wish I'd never considered the option of making an actual S'more in the oven. It was way, way too easy. At least with a cupcake, I have to dirty some bowls.

Here's what you do:

1. Turn your oven to broil.

2. Lay out all of your graham crackers on cookie sheets

These graham crackers are upside down! Don't do this!

3. Put your marshmallows on top.

3. Get your chocolates ready! I used Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Hershey Bars. Yum! Once you pull the pan out of the oven, you've got to go go go, so make sure you have all of the candies unwrapped and broken.

4. Put the pan in the oven for 1-2 minutes, whatever your marshmallow preference is. I'm a big fan of burned marshmallows, but I realized this was kind of burning the graham crackers, so be aware of that!

5. Pull them out when you're content with the marshmallows' brownness. Put the chocolates on top as quick as possible!

6. Stick the second graham crackers on top! Done!

I ate one while it was hot and then shoved the rest in the freezer so they'd cool and be easy to stack up in a tupperware. These babies were bake sale bound!

Monday, August 9, 2010


I am on vacation with M's family at their lake house in North Carolina. His mother recently bought a gelato maker on deep discount at Williams Sonoma. M's mother is a bargain hunter. I think she bought this for less than 25% of its retail price.

We have made an absolutely obscene amount of gelato this week. It started simple - vanilla, bittersweet chocolate. Then we branched out to banana stracciatella and almond wine. I think my favorite flavor is lemon - we've made it three times already and it's absolutely divine on M's grandmother's peach cobbler made from South Carolina peaches. Yum, yum, yum.

Back to Iowa City tomorrow. 2L year begins Wednesday.