Friday Faves // More S’mores please
So. Camping. Fires. Braai-time. Whatever your setting – Marshmallows, Cadbury’s and Marie biscuits. S’mores. Not that we ever called them S’mores – that’s definitely an American thing, I don’t even know what we called them – roasted marshmallows squashed in delicious chocolatey biscuity-ness? Does anyone remember what the South African name was?? Anyway. Imagine THAT, but in a cake……….. RIGHT????? It is like the most delux, double-decadent, over-loaded, delicious, ridiculous cake I have EVER seen. And I want to eat it. Alana Bread made a S’MORES CAKE!!!!!
Remember the good old days? When you were like 15 and you could eat whatever you wanted without having a sore tummy, worrying about your health and/or weight? Those were the days. Coco Pops AND cheese on toast AND a cup of Milo AND Tennis biscuits for breakfast?! I honestly don’t know how I am actually still alive with the amount of sh** that I ate – my stomach should have caved in years ago. Anyhoo. ONE thing that I still crave, that I miss on a regular basis (why do I feel like I say that all the time about almost everything??) is GRILLED CHEESE. It’s so simple. But SO DELICIOUS. When I was Au Pairing in University the kids taught me the “real” way to make a toasted cheese – in the pan. Imagine my embarrassment having an 11 year old telling me that using a snackwich maker was wrong… But they were right! So right. That or on the braai (braai-broodjie style) is the only way to eat a grilled cheese sandwich. So this week’s savoury, in all its dairy-wheat and unhealthy goodness (badness?) is a glorified grilled cheese. How Sweet Eats makes a Sourdough grilled cheese with roasted poblanos, smoked cheddar and curried brown butter.
For anyone living somewhere in the world where there is a Momofuku milk bar – YOU ARE THE LUCKIEST PERSON ON THE PLANET. When we were in New York we went there a couple times. And although I didn’t drink the Cereal Milk milkshakes which apparently are to-die-for, I did have their gluten-free cookies a couple times, and THOSE were also to-die-for. And guess what! Someone has copied them. SO DOING THIS. ASAP. If anyone reading is going to the New York or Toronto soon – GO. Just go. Momfuku Milk Bar. Do it. Otherwise – make these. Gluten Free on a Shoestring made Momofuku Style Gluten Free Choc Chip Marshmallow Cookies. Eff. I wish I already made these so I could eat them right now.
So Cauli-mash is all the rage right. Cause of paleo and banting and Tim Noakes. But I am gonna be real with you – I am NOT A FAN. It’s gross. It tastes like watery yukky veggie stuff that you are forced to eat as a child….. But I also know that sweet potato mash is kind of high carb and I usually need to eat a buckets worth before I am full. So this recipe is the perfect marriage! This recipe includes a “milk of your choice” – so go with whatever dairy alternative you like – and then it includes some Greek yoghurt, which I would just omit. But for the banters – this one’s right up your alley! The Fit Fork makes the perfect side – Sweet Potato & Cauliflower Mash.