When I’m not looking up healthy dinner recipes or working out (or being a slave to Netflix), I’m usually looking up devilishly indulgent dessert recipes that make my liver cower in fear. So you know, a nice balance. In my attempts to keep myself in check, I now just bake for other people unless it’ a special occasion. I work in an office team of about 10 people, and my coworkers have come to realise that if they ask nicely, I’ll bake them something for their birthday. I’m happy, they’re happy.
Last week was my next desk neighbour’s birthday, and she requested a white chocolate rocky road I’d made for the work Christmas fuddle. I freakin’ love making rocky road. Who wouldn’t? You basically just put things into a bowl, mix in melted chocolatey mix and voila! Pictured in this post are the results of said lazy ‘baking’.
For this recipe I used:
400g white chocolate (Really could have done with 500g for a more sturdy bar though)
250g salted butter
100g golden syrup
100g dried cranberries
250g broken digestive biscuits
4 meringue nests crushed into chunks
big old handful (or 2) of mini marshmallows
I mean… I think the instructions are fairly self explanatory, but just in case I’m getting ahead of myself I’ve listed them below:
- Line a baking sheet with grease proof paper (I used a roasting tray for depth)
- Melt together the chocolate, butter and golden syrup – i usually do this by resting a bowl over the top of a pan of simmering water – as long as the water isn’t touching the bowl, you’re golden
- Get all of your dry ingredients weighed and measured
- When the chocolate mixture is all melted and smooth, stir in your dry ingredients.
- Pour/spoon your mixture onto the lined baking tray and press down into a relatively smooth sheet
- Leave to chill for at least a couple of hours – although I usually leave it overnight
- Cut into squares and enjoy!