Friday, January 25, 2008

Sugar High Friday #39

Candy Recapper is the host for this edition of Sugar High Friday and asked us to incorporate store-bought candy into our recipe.

After a bit of thought I decided to take the opportunity to do something I hadn't made before and its main ingredient is marshmallow

marshmallow


These are store bought - I haven't yet succumbed to the madness to make my own. The dish I'll make is one that is well known and much loved by Australians - Rocky Road.

Rocky road is a mix of marshmallows, Turkish delight, nuts and chocolate - the chocolate is melted and mixed in with the other ingredients and then placed into baking pans where it is allowed to set before being sliced into bite sized portions.

It's extremely simple and sweet.

rocky road


Rocky Road

150 grams marshmallows, cut into rough pieces
150 grams Turkish delight, cut into rough pieces
100 grams honey roasted peanuts
250 grams white chocolate, melted


Please consider this recipe as just a rough idea - the ingredients are highly adaptable and you incorporate your favourite nuts and type of chocolate.

Line a small rectangular baking dish or cake tin with baking paper.

To cut the marshmallows and Turkish delight I found scissors did this job the best.

Place the marshmallow and Turkish delight pieces into a bowl and then sprinkle in the honey roasted peanuts. Give it a toss - and then pour in the melted white chocolate.

Quickly stir this to ensure that the items are well distributed and then scoop out into the prepared pan. Flatten the surface and then place in the fridge to set.

When set, remove from the tin and then slice into bite sized pieces.

rocky road

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9 comments:

  1. These pillowy, delicate treats would be ideal for Valentine's and Easter.

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  2. Excellent idea Susan - They would certainly be a bit different.

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  3. HeatherCherylJanuary 27, 2008

    Simply beautiful. I am not so much a sweet eater, but would definitely bite into one of these!

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  4. Who would have thought marshmallows could lead to something that looks so good! And I'd never heard of Turkish Delight before--the whole thing sounds like quite a treat!

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  5. Thanks Heather!

    Thanks Mike - Turkish delight is a jelly-like sweet usually flavoured with rosewater.

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  6. I haven't had turkish delight in a very long time and I'm sure it tastes great in your rocky road. They look absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. Thanks Allen - they add a nice textural and visual element to the treat

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  8. How beautiful these are!

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