Snowy Rocky Road

Seriously. Who Can Resist Rocky Road?  I just love it, but only ever make it at Christmas time for some reason.  We like to make both the traditional milk chocolate rocky road as well as using white chocolate, simply because the white looks so snowy and pretty.

This is how I make it (which is pretty much the same as milk chocolate version, but with Desiccated Coconut sprinkled on top)

  • A packet or two of Marshmallows, cut into smaller pieces
  • 2 -3 Bars of Turkish Delight, cut into 1cm cubes
  • Salted Peanuts – as much as you like
  • 2-3 packs of White Chocolate (around 500-700gr in total)
  • Desiccated Coconut

I line a deep tray with baking paper.   Spread out the marshmallows.  Sprinkle over as much Turkish Delight as I think will taste good, I like to have one or two pieces in each serving.  Then I sprinkle over some peanuts, same process, just as I think will taste good. Melt the white chocolate (I always just melt it carefully in a jug in the microwave), pour it over, mix it in with your hands carefully just so it’s completely covers every piece of marshmallow.  Top with coconut to make it look like snow.  Put into fridge for 20 min, then cut into pieces and enjoy!

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The Build Up to Xmas

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For me, the build up to Christmas, is always nicer than just that one day in December.  I really enjoy the decorations, the smell of the tree, wrapping presents and the baking.  I tend to stagger the baking, not all the things I love at Christmas has to be consumed on Christmas Day, I rather have lots of little treats throughout December.  This weekend I am making Rocky Road, that’s the second batch by the way as the first lot disappeared in less than 24 hours.  I’m also making toffees and gingerbreads.  On the 13th of December it’s St Lucia in Sweden, but it also happens to be my husband’s birthday, so I will make a batch of saffron breads for St Lucia, as well as a baked cheesecake for him.  Some of these goodies may not see it out to Xmas day, but that doesn’t really matter, as long as we’ve had some in the middle of the build up to the big day.

This cake here is a Chocolate Fudge-Cake that I make throughout the year.  I normally make a Chocolate Cream Cheese American Frosting, but I wanted it to look a little more Christmassy so I didn’t add any cocoa.  It looked so sweet, I didn’t want to cut it, but that didn’t stop the rest of the family digging in.

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