Saturday, August 10, 2013

National S'mores Day!

     So on my search to find some fun holidays in the month of August, I came across National S'mores Day! That seems like a fun holiday to celebrate, don't ya think?  I love S'mores! The crunch of the graham cracker, the gooeyness of the roasted marshmallow, and the richness of the chocolate sandwiched together to make a perfect square of yumminess!  To celebrate this tasty holiday I went on my favorite site, Pinterest, and found a great recipe I baked up and wanted to share!

Original recipe found on Something Swanky.

S'mores Bread


Ingredients:

1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp all purpose flour
1/4 cup warm water
1 TBsp dry yeast
1 cup whole milk
6 TBsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1/c cup unsalted butter (melted)
5 cups all purpose flour
2 cups milk chocolate chips
1 bag of miniature marshmallows plus 8 TBsp water
9 whole graham crackers (crushed) plus 4 TBsp melted unsalted butter

How to make it:

Proof yeast by combining the warm water, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp flour, and 1 TBsp dry yeast in a small bowl.
Let sit for about 5 minutes until foamy.
Microwave the milk for 90 seconds.
Pour the milk into a bowl of an electric mixer.
Add sugar, salt, eggs, and butter into the milk bowl and mix with a paddle attachment.
Gradually add in the flour and the yeast mixture, mix until the dough is pulling from the sides of the bowl.
Divide the dough evenly into two balls and place each in a well greased bowl.
Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise until it has doubled in size (about an hour and half).
Meanwhile, prep a work area by clearing your kitchen table and cover it with a clean fitted sheet.
Lightly flour the surface of the sheet.
(From this point on, repeat instructions for each loaf)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line two loaf pans with parchment paper.
Once dough has risen, turn it out onto the fitted sheet.
Roll the dough from the center outward until it's thin enough to see through the dough to the pattern on the sheet.
In one bowl (or Ziploc bad) combine the graham cracker crumbs and butter, set aside.
In another bowl, mix together the marshmallows and water.
Melt the marshmallow mixture in the microwave (about 90 seconds), whisk until smooth, set aside.
Spread the marshmallow mixture (half of the bowl per loaf), chocolate chips (1 cup per loaf), and graham cracker crumbs (1/2 of the bowl per loaf) evenly over the dough.
Gently roll the dough into a long rope (like rolling up cinnamon roll dough).
Coil the rope into a the bread pans.
Brush the tops of the dough with milk or milk & powdered sugar mixture (I did that and it was awesome!)
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then decrease the temperature to 300 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes.
(I baked the two loaves at the same time and they turned out great!)
Once they are completely baked and golden brown cool on wire rack.
Slice it up and ENJOY!!



HAPPY NATIONAL S'MORES DAY!!


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