There's no getting round it. This is an indulgent recipe! S'mores, pancakes and lots of chocolate sauce...it's the perfect weekend treat.
You will need some large bowls!This makes a LOT of pancake mix (enough for 30 pancakes).
The marshmallow frosting will also double in size, and needs to be made of a pan of boiling water. So be sure to have a large bowl ready for that too, and that it fits over one of your saucepans before you start.
It is also useful (but not essential) to have a sugar thermometer to monitor the progress of the marshmallow frosting.
Small Chefs Blow-Torch
You will definitely need a small chefs blow-torch, to brown the marshmallow frosting on the top.
This is so worth it, not only is the smell incredible, but it also solidifies the edges of the marshmallow frosting, so that it stays firm.
Small Frying Pan
I opted to make lots of smaller pancakes for this one to get the impressive height.I would recommend using a nice small frying pan, mine was 9inches in diameter.
This also makes it easier to keep the size consistent too, as you can spread the mix right to the edges.
Wooden Bamboo Skewers
Make sure you also have a wooden/bamboo skewer too. I layer around half the crepes, then insert a wooden skewer through the centre, and place the rest on top of that. This gives the stack some stability. I cut the top of the skewer off, and swirled the marshmallow frosting on top of it.
I wanted to create a caramelised sugar taste throughout the marshmallow frosting, after all s’mores are traditionally made over a campfire.
So I use a combination of dark brown, and golden caster sugar so that it has a richer more caramel like taste.
This does mean you don’t get the bright white colour of typical marshmallow frosting, but in my opinion it’s worth it for the flavour.
Enjoy the Process and East Within a Day
It is a bit of a labour of love, but so fun and impressive to look at.
It does need to be eaten within a day of making and is delicious warm or cold.
I was so excited I couldn’t wait until the weekend so I could make it.
I strategically made it on a day where we had people over too, after all this is definitely one to share! And best made fresh on the day.
I made the sauces, and pancakes from scratch. But that doesn’t mean you have to, you could easily buy lots of crepes (around 30 in fact), chocolate sauce and marshmallow fluff and re-create a cheats version.
If you’re looking for more pancake or s’mores inspiration my fellow bloggers also have some great recipes:
Healthier S’mores Smoothie by Fuss Free Flavours
A Quick & Easy Speculoos & Mascarpone Pancake Cake by Kavey Eats
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes by Fab Food 4 All
Chocolate Pancakes with Blackcurrant & Rose Compote by Tin & Thyme
Nutella Spelt Pancakes by BakingQueen74
S’mores Cupcakes by Elizabeths Kitchen Diary
Homemade Fluff & Chocolate Pancake Tower by Tinned Tomatoes
Gluten Free Banana Bread Pancakes by Celery & Cupcakes
Herb Pancakes with Mushroom Filling & Gruyere Sauce by Happiness is Homemade
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