Generally, a food-ster is known to gather anything and everything food related. The latest trends, recipes, pins, ingredients, you name it we’re on it. Currently I’m into S’mores…. and my waffle iron. To think that this kitchen gadget has spent the best part of 10 years stuck at the back of a kitchen cupboard! No more. It’s like the dawning of a new age, the waffle age. It’s quite addictive really. Once you start there’s no stopping at the number of fantastical combinations that can be waffled. To be honest, some attempts, and by some I mean many, have ended up…. well not on our plates. This S’more-rish waffle however, is the latest success story. Be warned though, once you start down this road, there’s no turning back. If the health police come knocking, I’m not in!
Here’s what you’ll need for a S’mores indoors waffle kit :
400g store-bought puff pastry
One packet mini marshmallows
Dark chocolate chips or my personal favourite, Lindt 70% dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 x waffle iron (yours or the old vintage model ‘stollen’ from your mum’s house)
Yip, that’s it. Three ingredients away from S’moreliciousness. Let me just say that it’s kind of messy, but hands down the most fun I’ve had in the kitchen since these insanely-good rocky road chocolate fudge bars. There’s a fair bit of oozy marshmallow and molten chocolate that escapes down the sides but nothing the swipe of a finger can’t sort out. The idea for indoor S’mores came from watching this fun you tube video on Food 52. By sandwiching two layers of puff pastry in a waffle iron, the intense heat creates puffed-up layers of flaky pastry, almost like a croissant. You can add any number of fillings, savoury or sweet. If savoury is your thing, there’s no beating thesecheesy vegetable waffles, but with my current S’mores affection, marshmallows and chocolate seemed a good fit.
Traditionally made with graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and chocolate, the S’more has undergone some serious remodelling. There’s no limit to the amount of creative combinations, providing you have marshmallows and chocolate in the mix. This S’mores layered chocolate cake with caramel frosting is one of my favourite indulgent bakes. No holds barred there. For a healthier alternative, I turn to these gluten-free black bean brownie S’mores. They’re loaded with good-for-you ingredients like coconut oil, honey, ground almonds and black beans. That said, there’s no need to waite for summer to hit sunny South African shores before you get your S’mores game on. Dust off that waffle iron and let’s get to it.
- Puff pastry S’mores waffles
- 400g roll store-bought puff pastry
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 50g dark Lindt chocolate, roughly chopped
- Preheat the waffle iron until really hot.
- Divide the pastry into 6 equal sized squares. Three will form the base and the remaining three will be the lids.
- Place about a tablespoon of chocolate in the centre of each base pastry followed by a handful of marshmallows. Top with a pastry lid and press the edges together lightly to seal.
- Place in the waffle iron and close the lid without pressing down too firmly. The idea is to leave room for the pastry to puff up. Toast for several minutes until the chocolate is melted and the pastry is golden.
- Dust with powered sugar and bam! The croissant puff pastry s’mores waffle.