Baking - Desserts

S’mores Tart

Summer has officially arrived, and I don’t know about where you are, but this spring has been pretty dismal weatherwise. I’m hoping the summer will prove better.

A couple weeks ago I had wanted to take my co-workers to the beach for a bonfire and make s’mores. But given that it was only 12 degrees celcius and rainy outside, that wasn’t going to work. So I improvised. Everyone came over to my house and we lit a fire in the fireplace. Unfortunately it’s not the kind of fireplace that we could roast marshmallows on, so I had to improvise that too.

I found and made a recipe for a chocolate tart. Once the tart was finished baking, I covered it with mini-marshmallows and put it back in the oven under the broiler for a few minutes, watching very closely because I knew that it could become disastrous pretty quick if I wasn’t paying attention. I broiled them until they were golden, and I thought it looked fantastic. Basically a giant s’more pie!

The only thing that didn’t work very well was that I made the whole thing the night before. The marshmallows had a lot of time to set, and they became quite tough by the time it came to slice and eat. If I were to do it again, I would probably broil the marshmallows just before serving, and maybe not broil them for quite as long.  But it was still a pretty delicious way to enjoy a s’more on a cold, rainy day!

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