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Saturday, 25 October 2008

Rocky Road 2 Chocolate Heaven


I pulled out “Nigella Express” cookbook by Nigella Lawson yesterday from my bookshelf. I really haven’t given this book the full credit it deserves if I am being honest. It somehow seemed different from all her previous works she has written, but then on reflection, after baking and cooking recipes from this book I am now warming to it. These Rocky Road Crunch Bars are very indulgent chocolate bars perfect for any chocolate lover amongst you. It’s also a fabulous little treat for the children to make who want to venture into the kitchen for the upcoming festivities of Halloween and Bonfire Night.


Rocky Road Crunch Bars

Ingredients
125g/4½oz soft unsalted butter
300g/10½oz best-quality dark chocolate, broken into pieces
3 tbsp golden syrup
200g/7¼oz rich tea biscuits
100g/3½oz mini marshmallows
2 tsp icing sugar, to dust

Method

Heat the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a heavy-based saucepan over a gentle heat. Remove from the heat, scoop out about 125ml/4½fl oz of the melted mixture and set aside in a bowl.

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.

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

Tip the mixture into a 24cm/9in square baking tin and smooth the top with a wet spatula.
Pour over the reserved 125ml/4½fl oz of the melted chocolate mixture and smooth the top with a wet spatula.

Refrigerate for about two hours or overnight.

To serve, cut into 24 fingers and dust with icing sugar.



Coming up soon on Rosie Bakes A 'Peace' of Cake - A new Halloween Coffin Cake for Oct '08.

Oct '07 Halloween Cake - Count Dracula Coffin cake

37 comments:

Jules said...

I adore rocky road, and yours looks fabulous. I think you've solved my "what to bake this weekend?" quandry!

Bellini Valli said...

These would be a special treat for all those tricksters on Hallowe'en:D

tartasacher said...

Hello Rosie:
Your halloween sweets are fantastic. Thank you for your lovely comments in my blog
Best and whises

Happy Halloween

Beth said...

I may just have to pull this book off the shelf and have another look. I haven't cooked many recipes from it but the ones I have were really good

Dani said...

these are one my fave guilty pleasures... nice job :)

Emily Rose said...

These look so rich and delicious! Not too hard to make either! And now for a dumb American question: is a tea biscuit any kind of butter cookie like shortbread or is it something more specific?

Donna said...

These look Delicious!! And the Count Dracula cake is a Scream!!!hahaa....Happy baking sweetie!!hughugs

*Priscilla* said...

yummy - looks really good! i love rocky road ice cream!

Kevin said...

Those look so good! Nice chunks of marshmallows in them.

Divya Vikram said...

Looks gorgeous..

Oh my! Apple pie! said...

Rosie this is a great recipe, however I banned myself from baking it as it can not resist it at all.
To delicious for words.

Cakelaw said...

Delicious, Rosie - very decadent. I have also neglected my Nigella Express, so maybe it's time I revisited it.

Cakelaw said...

Delicious, Rosie - very decadent. I have also neglected my Nigella Express, so maybe it's time I revisited it.

Rachel said...

Now that is what I would like to indulge in right now.

Uma said...

rocky road looks delicious. Gorgeous chocolates!

Swati said...

This is a sure winner...

n33ma said...

God I cant stop drooling!!!!!!!!!

Ivy said...

They look delicious. I am sure we will love these.

Grace said...

the marshmallows make your bars look so neat! they're kinda like little teeth scattered throughout, but in a non-gross way. :)

Arfi Binsted said...

I can feel I'm putting on weight by just looking at those squares, Rosie. Irresistible!

Prudy said...

Absolutely delicious! Our neighbor used to make something similar at Christmas time and we would always fight over it.

Dee said...

Yummo! I've been looking for a good rocky road recipe for some time now. This is now leading the way :) Thanks Rosie!

Jerri said...

These look almost too good, if that's possible! And very rich! Great work!

The Caked Crusader said...

I've never had this before - looks lovely! I like nice bug chunks of ...anything! The biscuity bits look very tasty

Coby said...

Rosie, I was all set to buy Halloween treats in case of kids knocking on our doors. I have only just made these crunch bars recently, but never thought to offer home-made to trick or treaters thanks:)

Peter M said...

I like the addition of marshmallows and syrup. I've had similar desserts using tea biscuits and they can be dry. Your method remedies that.

Maria said...

What a yummy looking treat!

Indigo said...

Love those photos! oooh I think I've just got a rocky road craving. Mmmm!

Bridgett said...

Rosie, you are a goddess. This fudge looks so decadent that I nearly started drooling.

bren@flanboyanteats said...

i've heard these bars are to die for!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Those look so cute! They're like reverse dice.

Rosie said...

Hello my ‘dearest’ friends it’s such a pleasure to read all your lovely comments and thank you!

It’s been a busy weekend in my household with baking, cooking and having family over.

I will be calling by all your wonderful blogs very shortly to view all your latest creations :D

With best wishes Rosie x

Happy cook said...

Rosie they looks so yumm. I will try them once when i have my daughters friends.... i am sure the bunch of girls will love them and they will polish of the plate of these delicious rocky roads in minutes

Emiline said...

Mama Mia, that's a good-a-lookin' pie!

Rosie said...

Thanks H.C. & Emiline :)

I'm sure H.C. a bunch of girls would adore these :)

Best wishes Rosie x

Maria said...

Wow you Rocky Road slices look so huge!!! Did you double the recipe? It looks great.

Maria
x

Rosie said...

Hi Maria, thanks sweetie :) I just used a smaller tin to make them than the recipe stated.

Rosie x