The summer has flown by and I sadly have not made it one campfire or fire-pit all season! While truthfully my desire to sit fireside has been damped by all the smoke in the air from the devastating BC fires, I’ve sure missed enjoying a s’more or two! So, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands this week with a S’mores Pie – no fire necessary. Well, no open fires that is, you’ll need a kitchen torch to flame the meringue 😉
With the May long weekend upon us, I couldn’t think of a more exciting treat to make than homemade marshmallows! May Long is the official kick off to camping season, despite the typically cold, rainy and sometimes snowy weather! The only thing that could convince me to go camping this early in the season is the thought of s’mores on a campfire.
Although most of the province is under a fire ban, Calgary is not and thankfully I have a friend with a fire pit in her backyard, so I was able to create the experience and have a shower 😉 We still took safety precautions like having a fire extinguisher at hand. Really, every house should have one and you can read details on best buy options to make sure you buy the best and safest fire extinguisher. That being said, you don’t need a fire to make s’mores. If you are in a fire ban area, you can easily make s’mores in the oven, just bake the assembled s’more for a few minutes at 375 degrees. Delicious, I promise.
Believe it or not, homemade marshmallows really aren’t that difficult to make. The science geek in me loved the process, watching the hot sugar syrup and gelatin come together is so much fun! If you have little ones around, they’ll love everything about making marshmallows.