By: Jane MiltonThese are called s’mores because they are so moreish- you can’t help eating them! Traditionally they were made on camp fires in the States and served on biscuits called Graham Crackers but digestives are the closest we can get and pretty good.
IT is strange for somebody who is born in Scotland to be so passionate about cooking and eating al fresco …but I love it. In my tiny garden in London I have a gas and a charcoal barbecue and I also have a ‘go anywhere’ barbecue which stays in the car- just in case the opportunity arises.
Nowadays, I can pass on my enthusiasm via master classes and demonstrations I run all round the UK and of course I get the chance to pick up lots of new recipes from other enthusiasts.
I must confess I don’t just use the bbq when the sun shines — a lidded barbecue works just like an oven — in all weathers and roast chicken and pork are never as good from the oven.
These are some of my favourite recipes which are just as achievable for beginners as accomplished cooks.
A few tips before you start:
- Light the charcoal and allow it to burn until there is no flame, spread out the coals on the charcoal grate and place on the cooking grate.
- If you are cooking foods which take less than 30 minutes to cook then the charcoal should be spread out evenly under the food- this is cooking by direct heat method.
- Foods which take longer should be cooked indirectly with coals at either side and a lid so the heat rotates round them.
- The direct and indirect methods also apply to gas barbecues and can be achieved by turning off the centre burner on most models.
400g pack digestives
Pack of marshmallows
200g milk chocolate, broken into squares
Place 10 digestives onto the grill.
Place 2 to 3 squares of chocolate and two marshmallows onto each digestive until all the marshmallows and chocolate are used. Replace the lid for 5 minutes- when the marshmallows puff up, place a second biscuit on top and serve straight away.
Tip - instead of using digestives and chocolate- you can be really lazy and use chocolate digestives- remember to put the plain side against the grill!
© recipe copyright 2001 Jane Milton