There's been a bit of a gap in my involvement in the bake off, mainly due to all the stresses and extra work involved in LMC starting pre-school, Master C starting nursery and Mr C starting a new job – all in the same week! Week 5 is tray bakes and biscuits though and that's exactly my thing.
Now, I first blogged about this recipe way way back in 2008, not long after I started blogging. I still make it regularly and still say it is one of the nicest things ever!
The recipe originally came from Nigella Lawson, although I have to say that I have absolutely no confirmation as to to which of her books it is from as I just have a handwritten version of it on a scrap of paper in my recipe book.
- 300g best-quality dark chocolate (I always insist that it's Green and Blacks – other brands just don't taste as good in my opinion)
- 125g soft butter
- 3 x 15ml tablespoons golden syrup
- 200g rich tea biscuits
- 100g mini marshmallows
Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup together in a saucepan. Once it is all liquid take out 125ml of the melted mixture and put to one side.
Put the rich tea biscuits in a freezer bag and bash them with a rolling in. Don't go too mad though as you want a mix of crumbs and bigger pieces.
Mix the bashed biscuits into the chocolate mixture in the saucepan and once they are combined do the same with the marshmallows.
When everything is combined place it in a tray (I use the standard one that I do brownies in) and flatten it as well as you can. Then pour the 125ml of chocolate that you put to one side over the top and try to spread it out as best as you can to give a smooth top.
Place in the fridge for as long as you can bear to leave it for. Cut into pieces and if you fancy doing so you can dust the top with icing sugar.
Try not to eat it all at one, but it's very difficult to resist!
I'm joining in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off that is being hosted by Helen Hollywood and
(possibly not their real names…) Each week the aim is to blog your recipe to fit in with that week's Great British Bake Off theme and Berry and Hollywood (again possibly not the real ones…) will choose a star baker. It's not a title I'm expecting to win, but you never know!
If you want to see what everyone else has been baking then check out the Great Bloggers Bake Off pinterest board.
You can’t go wrong with rocky road can you, yours looks so dense and delicious. I love a recipe that leaves out the cherries too as I don’t like glaced cherries and always ditch them and add more marshmallow. Yum.
you have to love a good Rocky road – I think my first was a Jamie Oliver recipe but I can’t find the original version anywhere!
Thanks for joining in
Mmmmm – I love rocky road – especially if you break it up as a topping for ice cream – delicious!
Lou @ Crumbs + Corkscrews says
Nothing can beat Rocky Road in my book! Chocolate, biscuits and marshmallow-y goodness, mmmmm 🙂 This looks fabulous and delicious.
jenny paulin says
you are so reading me – i love rocky road and this look immense! mmmmm can i have some right now please? thank you and for linking up x
Mrs C says
Errrr – I might have eaten it all….. Sorry!
Aimee / Wallflower Girl says
Why have I never made rocky road?! Looks so good!
Mrs C says
Until I discovered this recipe neither had I!
Silver Baby Gifts says
Wow I have to make this! Looks amazing. You made me hungry all of a sudden!! Love your blog by the way. It was on a list of top baby blogs.