You know this easy and simple American dessert s’mores: two crackers and chocolate and marshmallows between them melted together. My recipe is something like but in a little changed form. Shortbread cups (baked in mini muffin pan) are filled with the mix of crashed crackers, chopped chocolate and tiny marshmallows. That mix is covered with chocolate and topped with standard marshmallows slightly melted by confectionery burner. Dessert is small and cute and loved by children. Enjoy!
27 small cups
Ingredients for base:
- ½ cup softened butter
- 4 tablespoon icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 1¼ cup + 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 5 tea biscuits
- 2 x 50 g dark chocolate
- 3 tablespoons mini marshmallows (or standard marshamallows chopped into small pieces )
- 100 standard marshmallows
Shortbread base: in the bowl of a stand mixer place the softened butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, mix together. Gradually add flour still mixing on medium speed until the dough forms a ball. Remove it from the bowl, wrap in a cling film and let cool in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Cooled pastry place on a lightly floured surface and roll out into 1/5 inch thick square. Cut circles 2½ inch at diameter and place each circle in each hole of a mini cupcakes pan. Line the pastry with baking parchment and weight with baking balls or bean (blind baking). Bake them blind at 350°F for 15 minutes, remove the weight and bake for further 10 minutes until become golden brown in colour. Remove cups from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
Make filling: chop finely tea biscuits and 50 g dark chocolate and mix them with 3 tablespoons of mini marshmallows. Fill baked shortbread cups with prepared mixture. Melt the second 50 g dark chocolate in double boiler or microwave. Pour the melted chocolate into cups over the filling. Chocolate should cover the filling. Place into the fridge for 10 minutes until chocolate has set. Before serving place on the top of each cup 3-4 standard marshmallows and heat them with confectionery burner until slightly melted.
Tags: chocolate, marshmallow.