Hello Foodie Friends,
It is time to celebrate one of the most delicious treats ever invented: s’mores. Whether you enjoy them around a campfire, in the microwave, or as a decadent dessert, s’mores are always a good idea.
But do you know the history of s’mores? How did they get their name? And what are some creative ways to make them even more scrumptious? I’ll answer these questions and more, so you can impress your friends and family with your s’mores knowledge and skills.
The origin of s’mores is a bit of a mystery, but most sources agree that they were popularized by the Girl Scouts of America in the 1920s. The first recorded recipe for s’mores appeared in a 1927 publication called Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, where they were called “Some Mores”. The name was later shortened to “s’mores”, probably because they were so good that people always wanted some more.
Today, s’mores are enjoyed by people of all ages all over the world. They are a simple but delicious treat that is perfect for a summer day.
The traditional way to make s’mores is by roasting marshmallows over an open flame until they become gooey and slightly charred. Then, you sandwich the marshmallow between two pieces of graham crackers, along with a piece of chocolate and enjoy.
The heat from the marshmallow melts the chocolate, creating a warm, gooey, and satisfying dessert. But there are many ways to spice up your s’mores and make them even more delicious. Here are some ideas:
The possibilities are endless, so feel free to experiment and find your favorite combination.
To make this dessert even better, I’ll share with you some beverage perfect pairings for the S’mores:
Hot chocolate: The classic choice for a cozy campfire treat. The rich and creamy chocolate complements the gooey marshmallow and crunchy graham cracker.
Red Wine: A glass of red wine, such as a fruity Zinfandel or a rich Merlot, can be an unexpected but delightful pairing with s’mores. The wine’s sweetness and complex flavors can complement the dessert’s taste.
Coffee: A simple and satisfying drink that goes well with any dessert. The bitter and roasted notes of the coffee contrast the sugary and toasted elements of the s’mores.
Craft Beer: For those who enjoy beer, consider pairing s’mores with a robust porter or stout. The beer’s roasted and chocolatey flavors can enhance the taste of the dessert and create a unique sensory experience.
Milk: A classic and comforting drink that soothes your palate after a bite of s’mores. The cold and smooth milk softens the sticky and crunchy texture of the s’mores.
Bourbon or Whiskey: If you prefer spirits, a glass of bourbon or whiskey can be a great choice. The warm, smoky notes of these spirits can complement the toasty flavors of the s’mores.
Ultimately, the best drink pairing for s’mores depends on personal preference. Feel free to experiment and find the combination that you enjoy the most! Whether you make s’mores over a campfire, on a grill, or even in the microwave, National S’mores Day is an excellent opportunity to indulge in this classic, sweet treat.
I hope you have a wonderful National S’mores Day and enjoy some tasty s’mores with your loved ones. And remember there’s always room for s’more!
Until we eat (and drink) again…
I send you Delicious Wishes, xo