I’m going to be inundating you with graham cracker recipes over the next few weeks. Prepare thyselves. You’re going to be drooling. Graham crackers are one of my all time favorite things. They’re a sweet, but not too sweet, and they pair perfectly with classic dessert ingredients: chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow, vanilla, cinnamon, etc. It’s impossible to bake with them without snagging one or two to snack on as you go. Thankfully they aren’t so unhealthy that you feel awful about it later. Although I guess you might feel a little guilty if you, like me, stand in the kitchen tasting every element of every baked good you make, then building a graham cracker-marshmallow-peanut butter-chocolate sandwich. Whatever, that’s what the gym is for. That’s tomorrow-Sydney’s problem. Today-Sydney is going to enjoy her sandwich. Weekends don’t count, right? That’s how I like to live my life. One weekend to the next.
Beers, beach, doughnuts and drinking games in North Carolina.
Yeah, so, anyway – there’s going to be lots of graham cracker goodies ’round these parts. I figured the best place to start was with these s’mores cinnamon rolls. The idea came to me almost instantly. Sweet graham cracker dough rolled up with my homemade marshmallow fluff and chocolate filling sounded like heaven, and believe me, it was. I’m blissfully proud of these babies. I want everyone to try them. They taste exactly like a campfire s’more. It’s incredible. I brought the whole pan over to my friend’s house because Kramer and I would have gotten into them at midnight one evening and not stopped until they were all gone. The dough is pillowy and soft, and the marshmallow filling is addictive. You can certainly use a jar of Fluff if you don’t feel like making your own, but I would recommend just trying to make it because 1. When it comes together, it seems like magic and 2. It’s cheaper than buying it on your own, plus you’ll have enough left over to spread on top of the rolls like a a beautiful genius. Bake these off for your next brunch or summer party. People will love you forever.
This weekend, Kramer and I were really looking forward to going to a Battle of Brooklyn reenactment at Brooklyn Bridge Park, which sounded so nerdy and awesome, but we found out yesterday that it was canceled! I am so bummed out. I love reenactments. We went to a Civil War one on Governors Island last year, and I’ve even been to Tombstone, Arizona to see the O.K. Corral reenactment. Thanks a lot, Brooklyn – you’ve really let me down. I think in light of my disappointment, we’ll end up going to The Zombie Hut for a round of conciliatory tiki drinks. Hopefully followed by a meal of conciliatory Thai food at Pok Pok. I can be very convincing after a round of said tiki drinks. Tonight, though, is all about The Simpsons. I’m excited to finally have someone else pick episodes for me. We’re going to go to our friend’s house to watch, laugh and maybe sneak in a game of Pandemic or Settlers of Catan. We get pretty crazy, I know.