Chocolate brownie s’mores pie with caramelised marshmallow

24 Mar

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You’d think by now I would have learnt my lesson regarding taking photos of my baked goods but nope – I still tend to bake then serve the item to friends before I’ve had a chance to take any photos.

Such was the situation with this ooey, gooey, decadent pie. When The Hungry Mum family descended upon America last year we hit many a supermarket, stocking up on all manner of baking goods unavailable in Australia. One of my fav purchases was ginormous marshmallows, the kind of which simply aren’t seen in the Antipodes. I’d been stashing them away, waiting for the perfect recipe and it soon presented itself. Thanks to Sally’s Baking Addiction and her delectable s’mores brownie pie my packet of behemoth marshmallows got cracked open. See her fab recipe here: http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/05/06/smores-brownie-pie/

I made this for a recent gathering of friends and managed to snap a few pics before it was cooked. Afterwards was a blur of people almost charging each other over in order to get a slice. As this desert is so rich a teeny sliver goes a long way.

I do also have a box of the legendary graham crackers which this recipe called for but decided to keep these for another day. I used plain sweet bickies so didn’t need the sugar as called for in the original recipe used. I also reduced the amount of sugar in the brownie as I knew the marshmallows would make the pie very sweet.

In any case this was such a hit that I reckon I’ll be called upon again to serve this delish creation.

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GATHER:

*Crust

10 plain biscuits [such as Marie], snapped in half

90grams melted butter

Place biscuits in bowl of food processor and wizz until it looks like big crumbs. Add butter and combine until it resembles wet sand. Press into a glass pie dish and place in fridge while you prepare the brownie filling.

*brownies

150g diced butter

¾ cup caster sugar

¾ cup sifted cocoa powder

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

½ cup plain flour

25 large marshmallows

LET’S GET TO IT:

Melt butter, sugar and cocoa in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds at a time until melted and smooth when stirred. It will look gritty. Allow to cool for a few minutes.

Stir in vanilla, then eggs, one at a time.

Add flour, gently stirring, until fully incorporated. Ensure you don’t overbeat.

Tip into pie crust and use a spatula to level the top.

Bake for about 25 minutes, then remove from oven and neatly decoare the top with marshmallows. Bake for a nother two minutes but watch closely to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Allow to cool before serving.

52 Responses to “Chocolate brownie s’mores pie with caramelised marshmallow”

  1. Liz at 4:00 am #

    From the ingredients, I think it tastes very delicious!

  2. Lilly Sue at 5:06 am #

    Oh wow, this sounds so yummy!! I want some!

  3. Helen @ Scrummy Lane at 5:35 am #

    My goodness, I wish I had been at your dinner party, too! I would definitely have been in that crowd diving in to grab a slice of this!
    I hear you re. the photos, though. I’ve had that problem before – wanting to cut into a pie to take some great photos but also wanting to take it to your party looking all neat and whole. Ah … it’s a tough life being a food blogger sometimes! 😉

    • thehungrymum at 8:52 am #

      There’s no mucking around with our friends – when dessert is served it is survival of the fittest! I just need to get more organised with my baking/serving so I can get a decent photo or two!

  4. extrakitchn at 9:39 am #

    amazing stuff! kids would love this for sure! 🙂

    • thehungrymum at 9:43 am #

      Yeah, it is absolutely a hit with the little people 🙂

  5. lemongrovecakediaries at 10:15 am #

    I have the same problem here, it is very hard to get the photo’s done when there are such temptations sitting waiting to be eaten… I would be pushing people out of the way for a piece of this pie too 🙂

    • thehungrymum at 9:10 pm #

      I often have the best of intentions to get that damn picture but then it all falls down in a screaming heap when people start jostling for dessert!

  6. Lisa at 11:55 am #

    I bet this is amazing! I’m a s’mores lover, for sure – so naturally, this pie looks right up my alley! I would love a slice of this 🙂

    • thehungrymum at 9:38 pm #

      It combines all that is good and makes it even better! Hope you try it 🙂

  7. Diana Keith at 12:40 pm #

    This looks delicious. Pinning for later. I hear completely with the photos…..Im usually baking or cooking for a crowd….I don’t want to hold up my party / dinner or whatever while I set up the perfect shot (my kids do get served cold food regularly in the name of photography when its family only !)

    What can look great is the “after” shot……ie when you take a picture of the item after its had a few slices taken out….or keep a portion back to “style” when you have more time.

    • thehungrymum at 9:50 pm #

      Ahh, good idea! I’ll have to remember to smuggle away a slice of cake or pie next time & hide it from the hungry family so I can get a decent shot. Thanks!

  8. Liz at 2:14 pm #

    LOVE IT! You had me at your title 😉 And the pie reminds me a bit of this, haha. http://wp.me/p2dvv9-gg Love those big ‘mallows, too.

    • thehungrymum at 9:54 pm #

      hahaha – I *love* the earthquake pie name, too! I think we can agree that we both have fabulous taste 😉

  9. I love every single word in the recipe title! This looks so perfect and decadent.

    • thehungrymum at 9:56 pm #

      Thanks – I had to fit ALL the words in to emphasise all the gooey goodness contained within 🙂

  10. nancyc at 12:17 am #

    Sounds like a fun dessert! 🙂

  11. Little Gumnut at 1:02 am #

    oh my goodness, my teeth ache with the thought of all that sweetness!! Sounds so simple and easy though!

    • thehungrymum at 3:12 am #

      It is a sugar-esque dish and to be honest it is a bit too sweet for me. But judging by the way everyone else inhaled it no-one seemed to mind the sugar hit!

  12. Oh yes oh yes oh yes. Seriously want a slice of that delicious pie now!

  13. tastytreats13 at 7:02 pm #

    That sounds and looks amazing! 😀

  14. Cass @foodmyfriend at 5:38 am #

    This is really cool! I bought veggie marshmallows so I can make smores 🙂

  15. Nancy at 12:40 pm #

    Yummy…this looks like the kind of dessert where one slice would not be enough! It sounds delightfully delicious:)

  16. Mama's Gotta Bake at 4:05 pm #

    I am am sucker for caramelized marshmallow! Looks so good!

  17. Choc Chip Uru at 5:13 pm #

    I think this pie has everything anyone could ever want in the ultimate dessert 😀
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  18. Isn’t it amazing some of the products you can buy in the US that aren’t offered here in Australia (like Marshmallow fluff). On the other hand, they don’t have personalised butcher shops in the US, like they do here and it’s not too easy to find fresh duck. I remember we used to make S’mores when we went away to camp- we would place some marshmallows and chocolate pieces in-between two graham crackers and then warm them over a camp fire. Glad to see your version is a bit easier to make (i.e. no camp fire is required)!

    • thehungrymum at 4:21 am #

      I can’t tell you how many supermarket aisles we trawled in the US! I arrived home with a suitcase full of tinned pumpkin, baking supplies & more 🙂

  19. acasadisimi at 8:50 pm #

    delicious!

  20. thebakealogue at 1:35 pm #

    Hello hello! As I follow your blog regularly thought it would be great to nominate you for the Liebster Award 🙂 … http://thebakealogue.wordpress.com/2014/04/01/and-the-award-goes-to/

  21. I love this blog , But I am always hungry

    • thehungrymum at 9:33 am #

      That’s my plan – to make the whole world hungry 🙂

  22. Midge at 9:07 am #

    This is definitely something for a special occasion. I can see it as the finale for a big Easter dinner in a couple weeks. 😀

  23. Your blog is beautiful! I love the photography and lovely little recipes. Happy baking!

  24. chocolatesuze at 11:46 am #

    holy moly this looks insanely delish! not sure if you have a harris farm near you but they sell mega sized marshmallows!

    • thehungrymum at 8:24 am #

      Nope, no harris farms in my neck of the woods #DamnSuburbs but I will SEARCH THEM OUT. I need all the marshmallows.

  25. Stephanie at 11:06 am #

    Fabulous! My five year old is mildly obsessed with smores (or at least the idea of them). I will have to make this pie!

    • thehungrymum at 11:30 am #

      Your 5 year old has great taste 🙂 This is so easy even kids could help make it.

  26. flour child at 6:02 pm #

    Oh my goodness! Looks SO great! My little one loves “marshmallellows” as she calls them, so we try to find fun recipes to make with them. And being in Canada, we can always find them 🙂 Thanks for this one!

    • thehungrymum at 3:04 am #

      I love the way little ones mis-pronounce words! We still say ‘I am so prouded of you’ after one of my gals changed the word ‘proud’. You must make this dessert together – is such a cinch 🙂

  27. Food Follower at 2:07 pm #

    Oh my goodness! You have a great blog.

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