Sunday, 28 February 2010

Take one, make one...

This has rapidly become one of our favourite treats of late. If we want to take a plate of something sweet somewhere this delicious, fail safe, Nigella Rocky Road recipe is what we go for everytime.

The list of ingredients is manageable. Most of which we normally have in. No cooking is required, just a couple of hours refrigerating time.

And a little piece goes a long way. So if you are making for lots of people, don't worry about it not going far enough as you can cut it into little bite size squares and still feel more than satisfied. It goes without saying that you'll be more than happy to have more than one piece, should you need to help clear the plate!

This little lot when down rather enthusiastically at my sister's party last night.
And here's the recipe below if you want to make your own little plateful to take to family or friends.

125g soft unsalted butter
300g best quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
3tbs golden syrup
200g rich tea biscuits
100g mini marshmallows
2tsp icing sugar to dust

1. Heat butter, chocolate and syrup in a heavy-based saucepan over a gentle heat. Remove from heat, scoop about 125ml of the melted mixture and set aside in a bowl.

2. Place the biscuits into a plastic freezer bag and crush them with a rolling pin until some have turned to crumbs but there are still pieces of biscuit remaining.

3. Fold biscuit pieces and crumbs into the melted chocolate in the saucepan, then add the marshmallows.

4. Tip mixture into a 24cm square baking tin and smooth the top with a wet spatula.

5. Pour over the reserved chocolate mixture and smooth the top with a wet spatula.

6. Refrigerate for about 2 hours or overnight.

7. To serve, cut into bite size pieces and dust with icing sugar.

Enjoy xx



13 comments:

Annabelle said...

mmmm-mmmm, sounds and looks yummy! no wonder they went down a treat.

Charlotte said...

Sounds delicious... going to check my ingredients now, fingers crossed :)

Kylie said...

I'm going to try this... we have been making the Australian version here which is just getting far too bad for my teeth! We put in a ton of chopped up sweets of so many kinds - turkish delights, licorice, jelly babies, etc as well as the marshmellows - it's just getting out of control. The girls like cutting them all up beforehand and eating half along the way ;) Thanks for the healthier alternative Karen! Kx

Lazy Daisy Glass said...

Oh, this is complete torture - you really shouldn't tempt me like this. NOW I have to make them!!

One for me and my 2 year old - she loves getting mucky.

Thanks very much (sarcastically)
LOL xx

One Flew Over said...

I've made it too...added turkish delight. Was scrummy.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

OMG - That first picture made my stomach growl!!
So when I pop to tescos later, I am now going to have to buy, marshmellows & chocolate.....can't wait Kx

Susan L (lily40au) said...

stop now ... i don't need any more lard around my waist! but it looks so good!!! LOL

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Yummy, must try this :)

Francesca said...

yes please yes please yes please.

bearpaw said...

I've got the book with that recipe in but always thought it would be way too sickly - will have to give it a try now.
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Wild Somerset Child said...

This recipe sounds delicious - I will try it, and with nine hungry grandchildren often descending (not al at once!) I guess it will go down a treat. Thanks for sharing it.

Wild Somerset Child said...

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Photographe à Dublin said...

Thank you for reminding me of this great biscuit.