Here in our home, the best way they spend it is by…what else…eating!
So during their last semestral break, my husband and I got busy in the kitchen and we thought of different meals to keep the children engaged.
Here’s one recipe I learned from the cooking show “Curiosity Got the Chef.” It’s called Strawberry and Marshmallows Smores Cobbler.
I have always wanted to make cobblers but most of the time the recipes call for baking it and I don’t have an oven…yet (I hope you’re reading this hubby hehehe)
But this recipe did not call for any baking so I gave it a try. It’s also very easy to prepare so in cooking it, from start to finish, my children gave me a helping hand.
Here are the ingredients and procedure so you can cook it too
4 tbsps butter
1cup crushed grahams
1/2 to 3/4 kilo of fresh strawberries
1/2 to 1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup calamansi or lemon juice
choco cereal flakes (from Baguio)
In a pan, melt 2 tbsps. of butter in low fire then add the crushed grahams. Mix this just until the butter blends well with the grahams. Set aside.
In the same pan, melt 2 tbsps. of butter again and add the strawberries, 1/2 cup of sugar, and the calamansi or lemon juice. Mix all of this and cover the pan for about 5 to 10 minutes until the strawberries are tender. Add more sugar if you prefer a sweeter taste.
Now strawberries are naturally watery so you may notice that a lot of juice or “sauce” as my kids call it, will build up, you can choose to reduce this by 1/2 by just letting it boil for another 10 to 15 minutes. Then set aside 1/2 to 1 cup of the strawberry mixture.
While the strawberry mixture is hot, top it with the big marshmallows. You may have noticed I did not note how many marshmallows you should use. This will depend on how big the pan you used is. Top the strawberry mixture with marshmallows until the all the mixture is fully covered.
Here’s the exciting part which I let my husband do for me…using a blowtorch (this is available in most grocery or department stores), toast the top of the marshmallows until they are bubbly and turn brown. Take care not to burn them
After this, top the marshmallows with the grahams and strawberry mixture you set aside and add some choco cereal flakes.
You can choose to serve this hot or chill it a little bit in the fridge first. if it is served hot, it will be juicy underneath.
WARNING! This is a sweet dessert so you may want to eat just a little of it if you’re on a diet!
Hope you try it out! And let me know if you liked it okay