So it has been a while my sweets! Over 6 weeks since a blog post and around 4 weeks since baking!!! WHY?! I hear you cry…Why indeed…Well we’ve finally bit the bullet and got our kitchen done. It was looking tired, 70’s (and not in a good way) and was proving to be a health, not to mention sanity, risk!
Now it’s so puuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrty though…LOOK!!!
What’s more the oven does what it says! I know this seems bonkers to you all, but the old oven took a lot of getting used to…eventually I sussed that you needed to set the temperature to 20 degrees less than the fan temperature a recipe recommended, plus reduce your cooking time to around 10 mins less. This made baking similar to a game of Russian Roulette. This beauty however, says 170 degrees and cooks at 170 degrees…bliss!
Anyway…to the recipe! This monstrosity of a recipe came from the need to make my gal-pal Lucy a cake for her 30th birthday which was last Thursday. She’s not a huge cake fan but LOVES Rocky Road so I knew I needed to do my own twist on this classic…having never made it before…strangely!
This recipe is a mixture of my own mad-choc-lust combined with this awesome recipe by Jamie Oliver plus a little of whatever I found in the cupboards. So here it goes…NB I will not be held resposible for any addictions, craving or chocolate hallucinations you experience post-Rocky Road consumption…It’s your own god-damn fault!!!
- 250g Willow/butter (I used 50/50)
- 400g dark chocolate
- 100g golden syrup
- 180g Maryland Snajacks (full packet)
- 154g Oreos (full packet split in to thirds)
- Full large bag of Butterkist (I used Toffee Apple Ltd Edition)
- 100g dried cranberries
- handful of glacé cherries quartered
- 2 handfuls of large marshmallows (cut in to smaller pieces)
- 2 large meringues (broken up)
- Icing sugar to sprinkle over
- Grease and line a tin (20×25) with greasproof paper
An easy, no-bake sweet treat which will leave you thinking “Hmmm what else could I put in Rocky Road”…I’m already pondering on a banoffee style Rocky Road…with dried banana chips and toffee chunks.
Let your creativity loose…and be hugged in chocolate!