Disclaimer: absolutely NOTHING about the below is healthy in any way, shape or form. Boy does it taste good though!
Disclaimer #2: if you’re some sort of baking conasuir, it’s probably going to seem really lame and unimpressive!
We’re having a charity bake sale at work today, so last night I took over the kitchen and got baking! Well, I say baking…does Rocky Road count as baking? Probably not. But I wanted something that would be difficult to mess up!
I followed this recipe, but I used rich tea biscuits instead of crushed peanuts. And most of the chocolate I used was the fruit and nut variety instead of plain…I thought it would jazz the recipe up a bit.
Step One: break up the chocolate and heat it over a saucepan of boiling water…
…until it looks like this:
Step two: pour half of the melted chocolate into a baking tin and scatter cherries, marshmellows and biscuits on top:
Step three: pour the rest of the chocolate on top, and stick the whole thing in the fridge for a few hours:
Step four: cut into pieces, stand back and admire!
I may or may not have eaten two of these myself (in my defence, one was broken so I couldn’t sell it anyway!) They’re so good. Rocky Road isn’t as popular over here as it is in the US, so this is only about the third time I’ve ever tried it. I’ll definitely be making it again – this is the level of baking I can cope with! I also might have snacked on some marshmellows and biscuits while the chocolate was melting…oops.
The bake sale is at 10am today…I hope these get snapped up! There are going to be dozens of different cakes on sale so I’ll have to choose my favourites carefully rather than having one of everything. Rumour has it there’s going to be a cappuchino cake – if that’s the case, the others don’t really stand a chance!
Hope everyone has a lovely weekend and that all the Americans out there have a fantastic July 4th. I’ve got a full day of work ahead of me, but then I’m off to Devon for a couple of days by the beach. ‘See’ you all on Monday!
What’s your favourite cake? What do you tend to make for bake sales?