Happy Friday! Another week has gone by in a flash. I think I’m getting busier and busier as we get closer to autumn, the most wonderful of seasons (which officially begins September 22nd, in case you were wondering). My mind has been reeling with ideas for cinnamon-spiced this and roasted pumpkin that. But for now, I’m going to stick to chocolate. And espresso. In a cookie. Because, why not? We’ve got 6 months ahead of us to eat all the winter squash we can get our hands on….
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of sitting around a campfire? S’mores, of course! They’re the quintessential campfire dessert. In reality, they become more of a food group if you’re on a camping trip, because really, who doesn’t want some more? Pun completely intended.
S’mores have the perfect combination of chewy, gooey marshmallows with a slightly crisp exterior (you have to set them on fire or else it doesn’t count); warm and silky melted chocolate; and light, crunchy graham crackers to round it all out. It’s hard to find a more satisfying dessert with such minimal ingredients, and without the use of an oven….
Sorry everyone, life got busy for a couple of weeks there. Climbing trips, work, and school have had me tied up with little time to do much else lately. Of course I’ve still been spending time in the kitchen, but taking pictures before dinner has not been an appealing option in the midst of it all. I did need snacks to power me through all of the work though, and multitasking foods were, quite obviously the best fit for the job.
When you can eat one food for breakfast, snacks, and dessert, it automatically has a leg up on nearly everything else in the pantry. Who doesn’t want to eat dessert for breakfast, or for a snack? I know I do, and that’s where this breakfast “cake” came in….