You may think s’mores are a summer camp-time treat, but, for me, s’mores just scream cozy winter evenings. With the fire burning brightly in the sitting room, what else can you do but toast some marshmallows to make some sweet sandwiches?
S’MORES! Yes, sorry for shouting but come on; its s’mores in bread form! Sweet, divine and decadence, these swirl rolls are purely amazing.
Btw – these are not health food but a little bit of what you want do you good!
Let’s just take a minute to realize that today is the 2nd of November! A second ago, I swear it was the 1st of October; it has really flown by. Can you believe it is only 52 days until Christmas?! I seriously cannot believe it; in general, 2014 has been a pretty hectic and fast year.
Things are going to be getting a lot more festive around here!
These rolls are perfect for a sweet breakfast or brunch, or even a satisfying afternoon snack with a big cup of steaming black tea. S’mores sounded like the perfect thing to put into bread form; digestive biscuits (graham crackers) in the bread dough and marshmallow and chocolate as the filling. One morning whilst flicking through Pinterest, I saw a cinnamon roll recipe and right underneath it was a picture of s’mores.
S’mores swirl rolls; the best creation ever!
(Creation, as I went to see Frankenstein at a theatre starring Benedict Cumberbatch (swoon) and Johnny Lee Millar. It was spellbinding!)
I cannot stress enough how important kneading your dough is. I used to be very lazy and let my table-top mixer knead my bread dough with a dough hook for 5 -10 minutes and then just prove it as normal. Once I had baked the bread and had a slice, it was, well, quite disgusting…
There were lumps of flour in the dough and it just crumbled when sliced. I followed the recipe to a T and it was a disaster.
The next time I made bread, I used the same recipe but this time, I hand kneaded the dough. This small change made the bread a gazillion times better!
I find using a dough hook while making bread doesn’t knead the dough that well at all compared to using your hands. The hook can’t manipulate the dough like you hands can so the loaf will have a denser texture, making the proving time longer. Also, using your hands while kneading is very therapeutic (for me). After a hard day of work, you might need to take out your stress on something. Take it out on to the dough.
Bread dough will benefit hugely from punches and hits as well as kneading and stretching. This is why I love hand making bread.
I do recommend knead with your hands 100%. Even if you are not confident with your kneading technique, just take some time to practice on the dough.
Milk, an egg, a smidgen of butter and sugar takes a regular bread dough to the next level; these magic ingredients help tenderize the dough, giving a soft and pillowy texture, just what we need for these rolls. What sets these rolls apart from the regular s’mores rolls is that the digestive biscuit is actually in the dough instead of being in the filling!
The biscuits in the dough add flavor, color and tenderness as well. Just blend the biscuits up finely and add to the mixture.
The filling is a mixture of mini marshmallows and milk chocolate as well as a sprinkling of hot chocolate powder, which enhances the chocolate flavor. By melting half of the marshmallows with a little bit of the chocolate and a splash of milk, this creates a silky sweet, chocolate fudge-like sauce.
Once the sauce is chilled, spread it over the dough and scatter over the rest of the mallows, chocolate, and chocolate powder. The sauce gives the filling something to adhere to, making a delicious swirly roll with a lot of flavor.
When these are baking, don’t be worried about the filling bubbling out of the swirl and whatever you do, don’t touch it! It is mega hot!
For the dough 300g strong white flour For the filling 100g mini marshmallows Try out our S'mores Swirl Rolls recipe and post your results below in the comments…
How to you make S'mores Swirl Rolls
100g digestive biscuits or graham crackers, blended until very fine crumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
1 packet (approx 7g) dried quick yeast
50g caster sugar
1 tbsp. butter softened
170ml milk warmed slightly, I used semi-skimmed
100g milk chocolate, chopped into smallish chunks
1 tbsp. milk
1 tbsp. drinking chocolate
For the dough
300g strong white flour
For the filling
100g mini marshmallows
Try out our S'mores Swirl Rolls recipe and post your results below in the comments…