S’Mores may currently hold pride of place on America’s camping menus but it’s a slippery, not sticky, slope.
You see, there’s a newcomer on the outdoor sweeties block, a player from down under that could change the way Americans experience dessert under the stars, forever.
This newcomer is called a Sh’Tam. It’s a melting fusion of American and Australian tradition, giving a sugar hit so high the consumer could orbit between the two countries. The invention came about after the MSR Stove S’More adventures of three Aussies (thanks Nic and Dikko!)
S’More is short for, “Can I have some more?”
Sh’Tam is short for, “Shout me another ‘Tam now!”
A word of caution however, when it comes to Sh’Tams there’s no polite questioning you may want some more. It’s a known fact.
The strength of Sh’Tams lies in its superior taste and its ‘light and fast’ mentality via one less ingredient – bulky Graham crackers. Let’s just reflect for a moment – that change could mean the difference between little Bobby’s bike being left in the city or fitting in the back of the truck, heading to life changing adventures. How can S’Mores compete with that?
Sh’Tam ingredients and tools
- Arnott’s Tim Tams (original flavor)*
- Kraft Jetpuffed Marshmallows**
- Gas flame or campfire
- Skewer or strategic twig
- Sharp knife.
Make the magic
- Light the gas stove or ready your campfire.
- Cut the Tim Tams lengthways using a sharp knife. This is easier with slightly chilled biscuits.
- Melt the marshmallow on the skewer/twig until it slowly flops toward gravity. Burning the outside is totally acceptable.
- Place the melted marshmallow on one half of the Tim Tam and squish it with the other half, making a sweet, sweet sandwich.
- Stuff your face and relish the grandeur of combining American and Australian culture.
* For Americans, Tim Tams are available to buy in the USA at World Market stores.
** For Australians, Pascal Marshmallows would likely do the job of Jetpuffed Marshmallows.