Wednesday, August 11, 2010
photo courtesy of nate mancini.
a wise man was once asked, "would you like a s'more?" and he responded, "how can i have more if i haven't had any yet?" these jokes and many other surround this staple of americana. yesterday night, i had the opportunity to make s'mores with some great people, nate mancini, amy coutant and her sister rachel, and nicky fantauzzo. we had planned on making them the traditional way with a campfire, but unfortunately our wood was wet so we had to give up on the fire and find out an alternate way of making them. someone had the idea of making them in the microwave. and i sarcastically thought to myself, "wow a microwave? are we feeling white yet?" but since i didn't have a better idea, i shut-ed up about it. it turned out surprisingly well. we would microwave two marshmallows at a time for 10-15 seconds and when they were finished, they were evenly headed and sufficiently soft to be suitable for use in s'mores. awesomely enough, there was no burning/charred areas like you get when you heat them over a campfire. further, they worked really well because when you put them on chocolate, or vice versa, the chocolate heats up and melts and that mixes the two flavors together. this, as you can imagine, tastes incredible.