Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Have you ever tried those tasty little Gu Naughties? They come in Millionaire Flapjack and Rocky Road Flavours. Delicious little decadent bites, slathered in milk chocolate. Totally addictive and filled with lots of calories . . . dangerous really, coz you really can't eat just one. I had a bucket of each here when the movers were moving us in and they were gone in a flash!! (no surprise there!)
Rocky Road is actually really easy to make at home . . . it's probably one of the easiest sweets ever. And you just know that homemade is better for you than store bought, right??? (shhh!!! don't burst my bubble!)
All you need is a bunch of really good chocolate, some digestive biscuits, butter, mini marshmallows and some glace cherries.
Melt the chocolate and butter, mix in the rest, pop them into the fridge, and just a few hours later, *presto-chango* you have an extremely moreishly hedonistic treat!
These are seriously addictive. Really dangerous to have around actually. It's a good thing the missionaries are coming for their tea later today. I can offload these on them. I daren't keep them around for too long.
I saw Nigella make something this on the telly one time. As per normal, she was digging into them later on, in the dark . . . after hours . . . as you do . . .
Seriously I think Nigella's been telling us porkie pies . . . there is no way she keeps stuff like this around her house for very long, and religiously keep digging in for those midnight feasts . . . and yet remain so voluptiously gorgeous as she is . . .
Personally, I think she offloads them onto the missionaries too. (Sounds good in theory at any rate!!)
Makes one 8 inch square pan
Bet you can't eat just one piece!!
11 ounces good quality milk chocolate (I use Green & Blacks Organic
which has a high cocoa butter content)
4 1/2 ounces good quality plain chocolate (again use one with a high cocoa butter content)
4 ounces unsalted butter
3 ounces mini marshmallows (M&S make some very nice ones, you can find them
in the baking section)
3 ounces digestive biscuits, crumble
(Put them into a baggie and crush them with a rolling pin,
not too fine though, you want some chunky bits)
2 ounces glace cherries, chopped
2 ounces blanched almonds, chopped
Take an 8 inch square pan and line it well with plastic cling film, leaving a bit of an overhang.
Mix the marshmallows, biscuit crumbles, chopped cherries and chopped almonds together in a bowl. Place both chocolates along with the butter into a bowl and place over a pan of simmering water. Heat and whisk until completely melted and amalgamated. Pour this over top of the marshmallow mixture. Mix together well and then scrape the mixture into the prepared pan. Press down with the back of a spoon to smooth out. Place into the refrigerator to chill for several hours. Remove from the fridge and lift out of the pan. Cut into squares with a sharp knife. Delicious!