So, it’s my birthday next week but since I shall be celebrating the occasion by skiving work, I figured I had best bring my cakes in tomorrow instead. I pushed the boat at this year as I’m fed up of being asked what I eat. Hopefully this will help to persuade some people that a) I don’t live off dust and b) being vegan doesn’t mean I have to miss out!
I made a Bakewell tart, a Lotus Biscoff and chocolate spread cake and the pièce de résistance, vegan rocky road!
My rocky road recipe is an incredibly easy one, so easy in fact that I didn’t think it warranted a recipe. But since posting a few pictures around social media I have been inundated with requests for the recipe, including the makers of the veg*n marshmallows I used, Freedom Mallows (http://www.freedommallows.com/). I am so happy that Holland and Barratt started selling these babies, although I was sad that they didn’t have the strawberry ones in last time I visited. The vanilla ones are delightful but I think the strawberry ones would have looked and tasted fab. If only I hadn’t scoffed the entire bag I got in my Vegan Kind box this month (http://www.thevegankind.com/). Live and learn!
Easy peasy, dirty and sleazy (but oh so yummy! ), my vegan rocky road recipe…
|2 x tsp||Vegan marg|
|350 g||Vegan milk chocolate|
|25 g||Vegan white chocolate buttons (chopped in half)|
|1 x bag||Veg*n friendly marshmallows (I used Freedom Mallows – chopped into halves)|
|5 x||Oreos (any biscuit would work – chopped up)|
|4 x||Hobnobs (chopped)|
|100 g||Glace cherries (make sure they aren’t coloured with beetles! – chopped into halves)|
Line a 7.5” x 7.5” baking tin with Clingfilm and leave to one side.
Put a pan of water onto a low heat and pop a heatproof bowl on top.
Break up the chocolate and add to the bowl. Leave until it begins to go melty then add the marg and give it a stir.
Gently stir (a rubber spatula is best) until the chocolate is completely melted and glossy looking, then take the bowl off the pan.
Chuck in all the other ingredients (although save around 1/3 of the Oreos, cherries , buttons and marshmallows to decorate). Stir until thoroughly covered in chocolate.
Pour into the baking tin and spread around with the spatula.
Sprinkle the reserved ingredients on top and press down slightly to make sure they stick.
Pop in the fridge for around 2 hours or until the chocolate has set hard.
Using a nice big, smooth edged knife, chop up the rocky road into bite sized pieces.
>>>>Warning, finished product contains an obscene amount of calories! I cannot be held responsible for any abuse inflicted on people’s waist bands after consumption of this snack <<<<