Anyway back to the post about the Xmas gifts. For the neighbours this year I made this amazing slice called Rocky Road Slice. It is a Nigella Lawson recipe and is very easy to make for maximum deliciousness and effect. Everyone I know loves it and it can be very hard to stop at just one piece. The recipe will follow below.
|Wrapped and ready for the nieghbours|
|Promise I hadn't eaten all this...well maybe just one piece!|
|Goodies for Maureen across the road|
|The obligatory Pecan Tarts for Helen- recipe can be found here.|
|Lemon and Pistachio Shortbread|
|White Chocolate, Apricot, Cointreau and Macadamia Truffles (Oops I see it says Pistachio...must have the Xmas exhaustion)|
|Dark Chocolate and Fresh Mint Truffles|
|Brandied Fruits, Prune and dark Chocolate Xmas Cake decorated by me|
|Hopefully you can see the edible glitter on the stars...so pretty.|
I think the gifts went down well and they certainly looked impressive. I hope everyone else had a lovely Xmas day with lots of fantastic food.
Rocky Road Crunch Bars (Nigella Lawson 'Express')
125 gm butter
300 gm dark chocolate (I used Whittakers 62%)
3 Tbsp golden syrup
200 gm superwine biscuits, crushed so there are some crumbs as well as some bigger bits
100 gm mini marshmallows
Melt the butter, golden syrup and chocolate in a pot. Once it's all smooth take out about a 1/2 cup of this and set it aside. Cool a little. Add the biscuits and marshmallows then tip into a lined tray (about 24 cm square). Push in as best you can with a spatula so it comes together. Pour over the reserved chocolate mixture and refrigerate. Slice when cold and dust with icing sugar.