February 2, 2015

Campfire Bars



This past month I celebrated my birthday, as well as a couple other birthdays! January was full of joy and surprises for me, what about you?

I received a cookbook for my birthday from my lovely friend, and it was called Butter Baked Goods.
It was filled to the brim with colorful pictures of food that looked beautiful and delicious. Each recipe in its own looked incredible and unique, and had it's own little blurb at the top from the author, whom is the owner of the bakery Butter, in Vancouver. It was a very charming book that i was happy to receive. Therefore, I took it upon myself to make a recipe from the book.
This recipe was adapted from Butter Baked Goods.

Campfire Bars

Makes one, 9x 11" pan

Bars

2 cups                      graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup                     melted butter
300ml                       evaporated milk
3/4 cup                    dark chocolate

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease with butter and line a 9x11" pan with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine the butter and graham crackers. Press into the bottom the the greased pan.
In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, then add the evaporated milk. Stir to combine until fully incorporated and melted. Pour over the graham cracker crust. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the chocolate has set. Let it cool and prepare the marshmallow.

Marshmallow

3 packets                 unflavored gelatin
1 cup                       water
2 cups                      sugar
1/2 cup                     light corn syrup
1/2 tsp                      salt
2 tbsp                       vanilla

In a large bowl put 1/2 a cup of the water and the gelatin, let it sit. Meanwhile in a medium saucepan place the sugar, corn syrup, salt and the other 1/2 cup of water. Let it come to a boil and let it continue to boil for another minute. In the large bowl beat the gelatine and water mixture together with a whisk attachment. While mixer is on high add the hot syrup, pouring it down the side of the bowl. Turn the mixer on high and beat together for 10 minutes until it triples in size and becomes light and fluffy.

Smooth the marshmallow over the top of the cooled bars. and let it set. Use a kitchen blowtorch to toast the tops of the bars. Be careful not to burn them. Cut into squares and store in airtight containers. Enjoy!


I would highly recommend these bars, and even this cookbook in general. It is full of unique recipes that anyone could love!
I hope you all had a good January, I'm looking forward to what February has in store for us! I will be looking forward to Valentines day and all the treats that come with it. ;)

Elanne

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