It is time for sweets, our old friend once said when he and his wife came over to see us one afternoon. While we were chatting and brewing some coffee, he then produced a bag of store-bought chocolate wafers from his jacket pocket. The sweets that he meant, perhaps. Until I went out (without any intention to disregard the chocolate wafers, by all means, and the generosity of our guests) with a tray of brewed coffee and a plate of oozy sweets: Chocolate and Oat S'mores. I said, it is Winter and we all deserved to eat sweets, although I am not a too sweet tooth person, I think I just allowed myself to be just at that time.
I wonder where this supposition is coming from? Frosty weather? Cultural invention? Craving? I don't know. For all I know, it is like an attachment to a wintertime entertainment, don't you think? When there is cold, you deserve to eat sweets. Not that you cannot enjoy it at another time of the year, but when it is cold, sweets seem can beat up the gloom.
This biscuit is quite rich with the addition of marshmallow and dark chocolate, melted and sandwiched. I have to reduce the amount of sugar in the biscuits because of these combinations. I won't get near diabetes, just because I want to indulge myself, and everyone, with home-baked goodies (which are supposed to be healthier). I still consider these biscuits as adults' ones because of the content which I don't think is suitable for my young children.
Well, next time you dream of Oat S'mores, dream no more! Bake these!! You will get s'mores, addiction, in no time, without regrets. I hope.
Donna's Chocolate and Oat S'Mores
Source: Donna Hay Magazine. Issue 39. 2008.
125g butter, softened
220g brown sugar (mine: 150g only)
1 tsp vanilla extract
225g plain flour, sifted with 1/2 tsp baking powder
100g dark chocolate chips
100g milk chocolate chips
30g rolled oats
20 dark chocolate squares
Preheat the oven to 180C. Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy, about 8-10 minutes. Add the egg, beat well. Add the sifted flour, beat for a while until just combined (I just mix it with spatula, don't want it becomes rubbery). Then, add in the chocolate chips and rolled oats. Mix well. Roll tablespoons, put them on the trays, flatten a bit and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Cool on the trays.
To enjoy these biscuits, you need to put the baked biscuits, bottom-side up on the baking tray, put the chocolate square on each biscuit and marshmallow on the other half. Bake for a little while until the marshmallow and chocolate are almost to melt. Sandwiched, enjoy! Makes 20.