Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without home made treats! The last few nights I have been making nothing but batches of Rocky Road.
And just for Emily, the ingredients are:
250g bag of marshmallows chopped in half (hint, if your knife gets too sticky, dip it in icing sugar)
½ cup of raspberry lollies cut in half
125g Macadamia nuts chopped roughly
350g of chocolate – a lot of recipes will tell you to use cooking chocolate, but I have found that the best tasting rocky Road is always made with real chocolate from the lolly section of the supermarket. Luckily for me and all would be Rocky Road makers out there you can buy a 350g slab of Cadbury chocolate.
Now for the method:
Line a lamington tin with grease proof paper and put it aside.
Put the marshmallows, raspberry lollies and nuts together in a bowl and mix roughly. Don’t worry about the nuts dropping down to the bottom, we’ll get round that soon.
At this stage I like to pour the chocolate over the dry ingredients and mix together, you get a small amount of melting with the marshmallows which gives a lovely texture to the finished Rocky Road. Some people, however, like to allow the chocolate to cool a little so that you don’t get that texture. You’ll fiddle and experiment and you’ll find you like the best.
Remember the nuts falling to the bottom? Make sure during the mixing with the chocolate that you use a spatula to get right down to the bottom of the bowl and bring them through the mixture.
When you are happy with the mix, spoon it out into the tray. I say “spoon”, generally I just turn the bowl out into the tray and use the spatula to spread it out. Put it in the fridge to set, I tend to leave mine overnight, then it is as simple as cutting it up into rough bit size pieces.
Everyone in our family loves it.
Tonight is Rocky Road free, tonight I am baking a Chocolate Cheesecake instead.