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Rocky road

I used to bake a lot. But I haven’t since Easter.

So last night I sat down with a pile of cookbooks. I flipped open the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook and came across their rocky road recipe. The picture looked devine but when I looked at their ingredients I was shocked – one and a half kg of chocolate as well as 8 normal sized bars, 100g of maltesers, marshmallows and a whole load of other baddies.
And it only served 12 people?!
So I decided to create my own similar recipe.

Warning: this is not at all healthy!
I chucked in a whole load of ingredients without measuring them that properly, but this is roughly what went in:

– Two large bars of milk chocolate (around 400g)
– About 1/5 block butter
– A couple of tablespoons of golden syrup
– a medium bag of maltesers
– Around 100g cornflakes
– Roughly 100g dried apricots (chopped)
– About 70g raisins
– Around 100g marshmallows (use mini ones or chop up large ones)

Melt the first three ingredients in a bowl over a simmering pan of water.
Then take the bowl off the heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients with a wooden spoon.
Pour into a large baking tray with sides lined with cling film.
Put in the fridge until it’s set. It takes a one or two hours I think?
Take out and cut into pieces however big you want!

I used less than a quarter of the chocolate that they used in that heart-stopping recipe.
And half of mine served 8 piggy people today. The other half is still in the fridge.

In your face, Hummingbird Bakery!


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  • Reply
    wishful nals
    May 3, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    these look soooo good. yum, yum, yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Diana Mieczan
    May 3, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Heheheh..Love your last line…Made me laugh!!!
    Great recipe…cakes donโ€™t have to be healthy…I will definitely try yours!
    Kisses and thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    May 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

    Whoa. Yum!
    My butt is glad it wasn't at your place yesterday…that looks really good, though.
    Props to you for creating your on recipe.
    Who needs cookbooks!

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