Simple s’mores cheesecake

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Marshmallow is one of my absolute favourite things to bake with. Not only is it a lot of fun to make, it takes so much less time, energy and skill than you might think – it’s actually really simple.

All you need is one fail-safe recipe for homemade marshmallow and all of a sudden you have a raft of options available to you – add vanilla bean, peppermint essence or freeze-dried fruit powders to the mix and you instantly have a real treat on your hands.

Need a good recipe for your recipe book? Then check out the marshmallow recipe I always use (just switch the peppermint for whatever you want) or check out this one from Warren Elwin on Bite – it’s egg-free and you only need three ingredients.

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S’mores Slice

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I don’t if it’s a Kiwi thing or just a family thing, but growing up S’mores didn’t feature in the list of treats to make – in fact it wasn’t until reading The Babysitters Club (quality 90s reading there!) that I even heard that they existed.

But despite this I definitely have an appreciation for the classic S’more. It’s not surprising really – anything that teams together marshmallow and chocolate is a winner in my books! But without a fireplace or regular camping trips S’more still don’t make much of an appearance in my life.

Then last week I spotted this pin while trawling Pinterest and knew I just had to give it a go – it just looked incredible! Why make S’mores one by one when you can make S’mores slice?

The trouble with the original recipe is that – as you would expect – it’s very American. While I could have popped out to the American store and bought the ingredients I (a) didn’t feel like making the trek and (b) couldn’t bear the thought of paying through the nose for the required graham crackers and corn syrup. So I decided to take a Kiwi twist on the recipe and adapt it to be made from classic Kiwi ingredients.

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