Is it just me or do American’s LOVE Smores? In Australia we hear so much about S’mores on movies and television series that I have always been rather curious. I figured Smores must be a taste sensation if so many Americans love them.When we go camping we usually just toast marshmallows on the fire. But I liked the idea of trying this campfire dessert. My problem was, I really didn’t know how to make Smores in Australia.
I knew I would need to modify the ingredients a little as we don’t have graham crackers in Australia. I took a look at Graham crackers on the internet. They seemed to be much like our digestive cookies. From past experience I knew that Digestive cookies come in a chocolate coated version.
My solution to How to make Smores in Australia was looking rather simple. I used chocolate coated digestive biscuits and sandwiched two marshmallows between the two cookies.
My trial run of this iconic American snack was during a recent camping experience at Pebbly Beach. I tried to cook my Aussie Smores on the campfire but it was a total failure. The marshmallow didn’t toast or melt. I gave one to the kids to try, they complained that it was raw!
Instead I brought the tray inside the camper trailer. I took the top cookie off the s’mores. I put the base cookie, topped with two marshmallows under the camper grill. The marshmallows were charred and squishy in no time. I topped each sticky, sweet s’more with another cookie and offered them to the group around the campfire.
These s’mores were awesome! As much as I don’t like to love junk food… I have to say I loved these! Forever more I will be packing S’mores ingredients for our camping trip.
So now I’m a little worried about what American’s think of my story on how to make Smores in Australia? Is this a reasonable approximation of an American S’more. Is it okay to cook the Smores under the broiler or grill? Please let me know what you think?
Also Aussie readers, have you also wondered what all the “S’mores fuss” is about?