Autumn is closing in, the trees are changing colour and the nights are getting dark earlier. Mornings are misty and you can feel a cold bite in the air. There is something comforting about a nice crackling log fire. The smoke scents the air with wood smoke and the warming flames flicker orange. Last weekend my son had his friend over to stay for the night. Certainly Wood had sent me everything I needed to make a campfire s’mores and I knew the boys would be excited to build a fire.
I had kindling, I had logs and I had fire-lighters, now was the time to put my survival skills to the test and see if I could survive in the wilderness. Luckily I didn’t have to twirl two twigs together to start the fire, Certainly Wood had provided matches as well. I was a bit worried about getting the fire started but it actually started really easily using the Certainly Wood Flamers.
These fire-lighters look like something Bear Grylls might have made in the wilderness, whittling a stick until it looked like a cloud of wood shavings. The Certainly Wood Flamers are natural fire-lighters, untreated wax dipped wood shavings and they got my fire going in no time.
I did contain the fire in the bottom of the barbecue so there was no chance of the garden or the dog going on fire! Once the fire was lit it was time to make campfire s’mores. S’mores are an American classic, crackers and chocolate made into a sandwich held together with a toasted marshmallow. Certainly Wood had provided the ingredients and we got them ready.
The traditional recipe uses Graham crackers and Hershey bars, I used Chocolate digestives and Dairy Milk which worked just as well. Everything was ready on a plate and the boys got to work toasting the marshmallows
The toasted marshmallows were placed on top of the biscuit and chocolate and another biscuit placed on the top. The resulting sandwich was eaten with a smile. There is an art to toasting the marshmallows, the k I didn’t manage to take a photo of the finished s’mores as they disappeared too quickly, they were a big success and the boys enjoyed toasting the marshmallows round the fire. It was a fun way to spend an evening and the result was delicious.
Certainly Wood sent me everything I needed to make a fire and some s’mores.