Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dare I say S'more!!

With all this cold weather, I am in the mood for some real comfort food lately. Okay, more like comfort dessert. After making the marshmallows I decided the only logical thing to do next would be to make s'mores. Not your typical s'more but something a little more ooey gooey chocolaty good. Now this is a dessert I've made countless times before at several different restaurants I've worked in, and its always been a home run. I've changed some of the recipe's but I promise its only made this dessert even better.

First start with the marshmallow. Follow the recipe from Here but instead of pouring it into a pan, place it in a piping bag and pipe out 3" diameter circles. You may want to cut down the recipe or you will be piping for days.

Next make the graham cracker discs.
6-8 graham crackers sheets
1/2 cup of sugar
4 tblsp butter (melted)
In a food processor place the graham and sugar. Pulse till crumb. Add the melted butter and mix the mixture till slightly wet and hold its shape . (as if you were squeezing wet sand. It should hold shape but crumble easily)
Place the graham in a thin layer of a greased sheet pan. Pack it tight. Bake about10 mins. at 350 till golden. Remove from the oven and quickly and gently cut circles using a 3" cutter. Pack the center of the cutter with a flat tool as you create the ring. Set aside to cool.
For the cakes, I used Paula Deens lava cake recipe. Its easy and fool proof.
  • 8oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 stick) butter
      • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
  • Grease and sugar (8) 4oz ramekins. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler. Add the flour and sugar to chocolate mixture. Stir in the eggs and yolks until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and orange liqueur. Divide the batter evenly among the ramekins. Bake for 14 minutes @ 425 degrees.

  • The edges should be firm but the center will be runny. Run a knife around the edges to loosen and invert onto graham circles.

  • The final part is to add the marsmallow to top it off. I held the marshmallows over an open

  • flame to get a quick toast on them.

  • Hope you enjoy!

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