I was thinking to myself the other day that it was probably about time for me to do some baking, seeing as it is in my header at the top of this page, and claims to be one of the things my blog is about. So to ease myself in gently...I've not baked at home for months - shocking I know, but I was getting too cake happy what with the cakes I bring home from work too, so I stopped.
But I have some time off at the moment, and I decided to make some Rocky Road squares yesterday.
I don't put raisins or cherries (or any dried fruit for that matter) as we have fussy people living here who just wont eat them, and then it'll mean that I have to eat them all, and that is just not good for the waistline - good for the tummy though!
So my ingredients consist of some smashed up digestive biscuits - just broken up roughly, some mini marshmallows (because look how cute they are - how could you resist!?) and some maltesers, which is an idea that I stole from Vanessa at Coco Rose Diaries (thanks Vanessa!)
I just line a shallow baking tin and then chuck it all in, although you probably are not supposed to do it quite like this, I was being lazy though, and it worked just fine...
Personally I would have loved some raisins thrown in, but selflessly thinking of others, I left them out.
Then comes the chocolate, which is a mix of milk chocolate, unsalted butter and a few squirts of golden syrup melted down together. I scattered some extra marshmallows and maltesers over the top just to make it look pretty.
Popped them in the fridge for a couple of hours, whilst I happily decanted some of my smaller baking ingredients into these little Bonne Maman jars, you know the type - chocolate chips, fudge chunks and mini marshmallows!
Slice, and enjoy a square with a nice big mug of hot tea.
Little crunchy, chewy, fudgy squares of loveliness!
P.S: What do you put in your Rocky Roads? Anything I should try?