A lot of people have already headed back to school, but this weekend is the official end to summer. So what better way to say farewell to summer than by celebrating with the quintessential summer sweet – s’mores. Great by the campfire, at an outdoor movie screening, or just on your couch, s’mores are nostalgic goodness that everyone loves. We’re sharing some super special s’mores treats to help you get that one last bite of summer.
(Click on the link below to watch my KTLA segement sharing my fave s’mores with a special guest chef too!)
Gotta Have S’more is a local s’mores only bakery on Fairfax in Los Angeles. These little treats are a fun new take on the traditional campfire s’more. This gooey marshmallow-topped dessert is made fresh daily with house-made graham cracker and a thick chocolate base. Flavors range from milk and dark chocolate, to salted caramel, peanut butter cup, and cookies and cream. Seasonal flavors include PB and jelly, spicy Mexican hot chocolate, pumpkin pie, and espresso bean.
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Lisa Olin & Pastry Chef Elizabeth Belkind’s acclaimed LA-based bakery & brand opened their second shop in Westlake Village Friday, 8/31. Known for their whimsical, updated takes on nostalgic childhood snack treats (think Ding Dongs, Hos Hos, and the like), the duo will offer cakes, pies, mini layer cakes, pastries, and said snack treats — along with new breakfast and lunch items unique to the new location (like a housemade, Chocolate Hazelnut Babka French Toast). But we’re here for the Inside Out S’more, housemade graham cracker and chocolate ganache sandwiches topped with toasted marshmallow. It’s the perfect bite!
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S’moreology was launched just 3 months ago as a food pop-up and catering service by Los Angeles Native Noelle Ramirez. She handmakes all the marshmallows, graham crackers and Oreos from scratch. S’moreology takes s’mores to the next level by offering unique signature s’mores creations with numerous toppings including bananas, peanut butter, berry compote, dulce de leche, Nutella, toasted coconut and much more.
You can find their pop-ups by looking at our calendar on our website and they will be launching a new online store in the next month to ship our delicious s’mores nationwide.
The Frozen S’more is a creation by Dominique Ansel, James Beard Award-winning pastry chef, recently named the World’s Best Pastry Chef by the World’s 50 Best awards. It’s an ice cream version of a s’more, with a Tahitian vanilla ice cream center surrounded by crisp chocolate feuilletine, wrapped in honey marshmallow, and torched to order on a smoked willow wood branch for that campfire goodness. It first launched at Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC (Chef’s original shop in Soho). It’s now available at his brand new Los Angeles shop, Dominique Ansel Bakery Los Angeles, which opened at The Grove last fall 2017.
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