Saturday, June 12, 2010

Vegan Smores, bannock and a campfire

We had a nice evening...friends and food. What could be better then to finish off the night with a campfire. My friend Diana was determined to make some vegan smores, so we took a trip to the grocery store and brainstormed what we could use for a replacement for marshmallows.


Now make no mistake this is not healthy food, but its fun to eat once in awhile. I am big believer that one should not go without all the time, once in a while is good for the soul.

The hunt in the store was entertaining at the least...reading all the ingredients on potential candidates for making a smore. If you have never had a smore..it is a roasted marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers with a chunk of chocolate. Sticky gooey goodness :P

This is what we found to make the vegan smore....tea biscuits ( a plain cookie), some coconut cream (this stuff is sugary and very thick you could ice a cake with it!) and a bar of dark chocolate.  Now because you can't roast the coconut cream on a stick, Diana made up little smore sandwiches in tinfoil and we placed these on the hot coals of the campfire.

This is hard to capture on a camera..so Millies chocolate face with have to do :P

Diana...the campfire genius, also decided to make some Bannock. Which was something new to me! This was so delicious. She added cinnamon and raisins to the dough. The basic recipe is flour, sugar, baking soda, water, and vegetable shortening. Rolled up into long skinny roles ( to wrap around a stick and cook on the fire). It reminded me of pancakes with a bit of bagelness.

Once the kids were all sugared up..it was time to get silly... and roll around on the grass!


4 comments:

  1. The evening looks like a lot of fun. I can't believe I've never had a s'more, or at least don't remember having one. I've got to remedy this!

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  2. Wow. I love smores. Will definitely have to try the vegan version. Never even seen coconut cream, but my interest is officially piqued:)

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  3. looks like you had a wonderful time! Smores are the best!

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  4. Okay, Bannock--new to me, must try! I hope you all are having a blast--send some cool weather down South please--it is miserable right now! From your very jealous lower 48 vegan friends!

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