Step 1 to make S'mores: Know and buy your ingredients
The ingredients for S’Mores are pretty simple and the first two, Marshmallows and Chocolate, are really easy to get. We opted for a bag of large Marshmallows and Giant Cadbury Chocolate buttons (the best chocolate in the world). However, the third ingredient was something called a Graham Cracker. We wondered what on earth this was and doubted it would be on the shelves in Waitrose.
A graham cracker, pronounced “grahmm” cracker, is a biscuit made from unbleached white flour mixed with wheat bran and germ. Created in 1829 by Sylvester Graham, a Presbyterian minister in New Jersey, it was originally conceived as a health food (to help curb carnal appetite no less) and made unsweetened. But, over the year’s sugar and other sweeteners have been added and this is now firmly known as a biscuit. But do they sell graham crackers in the UK?
Yes, the prevalent brand in the UK seems to be Nabisco Graham Crackers available from Ocado, Tesco and Amazon. However, neither Ocado or Tesco had any and we couldn't wait two days from Amazon. So we needed to find an alternative and turned to a British classic…the digestive biscuit. A bit thicker than a Graham Cracker but just as tasty and goes better with a cup of tea which is a must when camping.
So the ingredients list for British S'mores is:
- Large marshmallows
- Giant Cadbury chocolate Buttons
- McVitie’s Digestive biscuits