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Rocky Road

Discussion in 'Geek Recipes' started by RETARD, May 6, 2012.

  1. RETARD

    RETARD Member

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    mmmmmmm chocolate!
    I can't believe i haven't posted this up before :eek:
    I generally make this a few times a year when putting together a basket of stuff for clients (typically easter and xmas)

    Stuff to buy:
    • 1 packet of Pascalls Marshmallows (do not chop) – cheap marshmallows not allowed :)
    • 1 – 2 cups of Crunchy nut cornflakes (or normal cornflakes for ppl with nut allergies)
    • 1 packet of raspberry jellies (cut in half)
    • 375 grams milk chocolate (I normally use nestle chocmilk buds)

    What to do with it:
    It doesn't get much easier than this …
    • melt the chocolate in the microwave or on a stove top over low heat
    • combine all ingredients together in a bowl
    • spread onto a tray lined with baking paper and let set.
    • Once the chocolate has hardened cut into portions and plate up.
    Thats it!
    10 mins start to finish at most!
    You dont even need to refrigerate it, but I do as personal preference as I like the flavour of cold chocolate better.

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    If you want it to be insanely sweet you could use white chocolate.
    Easy to whip up last minute when family / friends are over :thumbup:
     
  2. hsvguy

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    I use unsalted peanuts and strawberries and cream + a little bit of shredded coconut instead of cornflakes/rasberries, but you can pretty much do any combo you like. Another awesome one I've had was white chocolate, pistachio and cranberries, that was bloody tasty. I've been wanting to try a white chocolate, dried apricot and almond one too :)

    As above though, takes 10mins to make, an hour to set and is awesome delicious......

    AND DEFINITELY DO NOT CHOP MARSHMALLOWS AND USE PASCALLS!
     
  3. Ma Baker

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    I make this with the pascall marshmallows, glace cherries and unsalted peanuts. I've just tried the cadbury melting chocolate and love it, hubby doesn't though, mmmm! I don't like glace cherries so that stops me eating it. Must try it with something else though for when I'm being naughty. Mmmm! Naturals dinosaurs, yum!

    I helped my grandson make this for his mums birthday. Was a lovely surprise for her as she loves it and was very easy for him to do.
     
  4. Revenge

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    When making Rocky Road I use some or all of the below:

    Dark Chocolate
    White Chocolate (I add them seperately and fold them together so you get a streaky finish)
    Cashews
    Macadamias
    Glace Cherries
    Clinkers
    Marshmallows (agree.. no cheapies here)
    Desicated Coconut
    Turkish Delight
    Honeycomb

    It fucking rocks....

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  5. Ma Baker

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    Honeycomb would be nice. :thumbup:

    With the turkish delight, do you use the chocolate version or do you use the dusted rose and lemon?
     
  6. Stone2x

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    No one uses crystallised ginger? My grandmother and mum use marshmallow, glace cherries and crystallised ginger.

    Honeycomb and turkish delight sound like great options to try :)
     
  7. arytel

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    I go mental over rocky road.
     
  8. slyls1

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    Will def attampt this on the weekend...Now that work is cancelled on Saturday...
     
  9. AERO

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    yea, i love the idea that theres no need for glazed cherries, definitely going to try this with the strawberries and cream etc... :) 3 thumbs up :)
     
  10. Ma Baker

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    and now I am craving rocky road. :( Thanks RETARD! (Gee that sounds aweful, wished you'd picked a different user name)
     
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    jebus there some great suggestions i can't wait to put in my next lot of rocky road
    im loving the crystallised ginger - for that adult flavour :)
    glace cherries
    honeycombe ... (anyone want an easy recipe to make some?)
    pistachio
    strawberries and cream

    come to think of it i'll have one with the lot :)

    MaBaker your about 11 years too late on the name change - besides i don't take offence - its grown on me.
     
  12. slyls1

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    +1 but now I wants the gourmet home made stuff nor commercial crap...
     
  13. Ma Baker

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    Me too, and lots of it. Had a migraine the last 2 days so this would be fantastic comfort food. :thumbup:
     
  14. Revenge

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    Generally just the chocolate coated stuff... but i will use proper dusted/rose water stuff if it is around at the time. Depends on who i am making it for etc.

    I will throw just about anything into Rocky Road... the more the merrier.

    Loving the idea of crystalised ginger.. that with some banana chips, dried pawpaw, coconut and macadamias woudl be really nice.


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  15. Ma Baker

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    Mmmm! I think I'll buy some Turkish Delight and some Dinosaur jellies and eat the Turkish Delight while I chop up everything else, apart from the marshmallows, and make it. I love Turkish Delight too much to share. :Paranoid:
     
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    I normally make stuff for clients a couple times a year
    Easter was a little basket of:
    • Brown Rocky Road
    • White Rocky Road
    • Peanut Brittle
    • Spuds w/apricot
    • Spuds w/glace cherries

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    i wish someone would make them for me :(
     
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  17. sanjay

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    Brilliant. :D

    i would love some rocky road too...confectionary here in east asia tastes weird. my PA has been sending up haighs chocolates from time to time which is always appreciated. im sure haighs does a rocky road...i'll get him to send some up. :D
     
  18. STINGA

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    Yes I would. :)
     
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    ima try reese peanut butter cup rocky road :D

    though it's probably easier just to use peanut butter haha
     
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    it couldn't be easier
    over a medium heat in a saucepan add
    1 cup of sugar
    2 tablespoons of honey
    2 tablespoons of golden syrup
    mix til creamy then let sit for 5 mins over a medium heat with out touching.

    then add
    1 tablespoon of baking powder
    QUICKLY stir in (not too much) and place on baking paper
    let cool for 60 mins
    either cut up and dip in melted chocolate or eat as is :)


     

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