Imagine your group of smiling friends and family members sitting around the campfire on the beach or in the woods and roasting marshmallows at night. Is there a better way to enjoy a summer night? Only if the marshmallows are perfectly roasted!
Now, some of you might say that anyone can roast a marshmallow, and all you need is to start a fire, grab a roasting stick, and roast that ‘mallow. True, and the result will be good. Some would say amateur-good. But, if you want to do it like a pro and make it irresistibly delicious, it’s time to step up that roasting game, and we’re here to help you learn the science behind roasting the perfect marshmallow.
Whether you prefer your marshmallow raw, medium-rare, or even a bit more on the burnt side, continue reading and find out the right way to roast it.
1. The Roasting Sticks
Many believe that any good ol’ stick will do the work, and that is OK if you don’t really care about the quality of your final product. An average stick will help you roast an average marshmallow, which can be tasty and not ruin your camping experience. If, however, you aim for a taste buds revolution, we advise you to put a bit more effort into finding the best roasting stick out there.
Don’t panic! We’ll spare you this effort with a very useful suggestion: a high-quality stainless steel expandable Carpathen campfire roasting sticks set. It contains six rotating marshmallow sticks with natural wood handles, six different vibrant color rings, and tip protectors for safety. This promises you the support you need for roasting the perfect ‘mallow, and it’s also very kid-friendly. In addition, it comes with a pretty storage canvas pouch, a roasting guide, and a free ebook with delicious recipes that will help you expand your roasting game.
2. The Fire
If you’ve been camping for a while, making a fire shouldn’t be a problem for you. But, when planning to spend the evening indulging in delicious marshmallows, don’t forget that you need a fire that has burned well and is only emitting heat from the coals.
Many people are impatient and hurry to roast as soon as they make their fire. Big NO, as the full flames will light the yummy-looking ‘mallow on fire instantly. You don’t want that! So, make the fire, enjoy sitting around it with your beloved people, and wait until you have glowing hot embers. This is what you need to get that golden, crispy crust. Is your mouth already watering? Wait until we talk about the technique and consumption!
3. The Technique
Now, you got the right sticks, you made the fire, and waited long enough for it to die down a bit to where it is mostly just glowing coals. It’s time for roasting!
To have the perfect treat, you need the perfect temperature and roasting conditions. So, hold the marshmallow around 6 inches above the coals. Don’t be tempted to hold the stick too close or in the fire and let it sit there. That’s something only an amateur would do! You are now almost a pro, and you should keep that ‘mallow moving, just like a rotisserie chicken that rotates slowly and constantly.
Patience is key since you will have to keep turning your marshmallow for about 5 minutes. If you do that, you’ll be able to enjoy your heavenly fluff of perfection, and you won’t regret the time spent roasting it. We promise!
“Oh my god!” This is what you’ll probably say the moment your perfectly cooked marshmallow reaches your taste buds. Whether you squish it between two crackers, add some chocolate, and make it a delicious s’more, or you prefer stuffing it straight into your mouth, you’ll love it. Oh, before you do that, let it cool for a minute!Patience will save you from getting burnt this time.
Bonus: Alternate Delicious Ideas for S’mores
If you don’t want to have plain marshmallows and choose the S’mores instead, we have some cool ideas that would make both adults and kids moan with pleasure.
S’moreos might become your children’s favorite, and all you have to do is use Oreo instead of regular crackers. Adding peanut butter under the chocolate is another way to upgrade that tasty s’more or even replace the chocolate with a yummy chocolate hazelnut spread.
Whatever you choose, making the perfect ‘mallow will be key to your campfire dessert. Enjoy roasting and Bon appetit!
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