[Sca-cooks] s'mores?

Huette von Ahrens ahrenshav at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 31 03:32:58 PDT 2006


You forgot to mention that graham crackers are frequently crushed and turned into
a crust for cheese cake.  As I am not found of graham crackers, I hate this crust.
When I make cheesecake, I usually make a nut crust.  Depending on what I have on
hand, either pecans, walnuts, filberts or macadamias.  I haven't done almond or pistachio
yet, but they are next on my list to try.

2 1/2 cups ground pecans (or whatever ground nut you desire)
1/3 cup white sugar 
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix ingredients until well mixed. Press into the bottom
of a greased 9" springform pan.  Bake 10 to 15 minutes.  Let cool before filling with
your cheesecake filling.


--- "Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius" <adamantius.magister at verizon.net> wrote:

> A Graham Cracker is a bit like a Carr's whole wheat biscuit, slightly  
> sweetened (with molasses, I believe). Named for Sylvester Graham, a  
> 19th-century health reformer who popularized a specific form of whole- 
> wheat flour (I'm a little sketchy on the details), commonly known as  
> Graham Flour, which, when made into biscuits or crackers... well, you  
> get the idea. It's been about a billion years since I've eaten a  
> Graham Cracker, but I vaguely recall them having a hint of cinnamon  
> in them. The other thing that one needs to know about a Graham  
> Cracker is they are flat, thin, and broad, rolled into large squares  
> or rectangles which are then scored before baking to enable the end  
> consumer to break them easily into squares approximately 6 cm on a  
> side, which makes them a convenient substrate for a piece broken off  
> a Hershey chocolate bar. This, topped with a hot toasted marshmallow  
> of sufficient ambieent heat to begin to melt the chocolate, and  
> topped with another piece of Graham Cracker, is a s'more.
> S'mores are apparently a Scout Camp thing...
> Adamantius

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