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Name of Event

Easter Sunday

Cuisine From

Australia

Description

A tasty mix of chocolate. nuts, marshmallow, cherries and Turkish delight.

Summary

Yield About 1 KG.
Preparation time 15-20 mins
Cooking time 40-45 minutes + up to 2 hours resting/30 minutes refrigeration
Main Ingredient Chocolate

Ingredients

  • 400 gms. of finely chopped dark chocolate
  • 200 gms of finely chopped milk chocolate
  • 130 gms mixed pink and white marshmallows cut in half
  •   50 gms desiccated coconut (optional)
  • 150 gms rose flavored Turkish delight cut into 2cm pieces
  •   45 gms red glacé cherries
  •   90 gms roasted and chopped almonds
  •   80 gms unsalted pistachios or peanuts

Instructions

Making the Rocky Road

  1. Break up chocolate into pieces and place in a glass bowl, melt in microwave oven on high for approximately 1 minute 30 seconds (900-1000w) stir, if still not fully melted microwave for another 20 seconds. Be very careful when melting chocolate in the microwave use small bursts at a time and stir after each burst of microwave power, as chocolate can look unmelted as it holds its shape. Overcooked chocolate has a burnt smell and taste, it is dry not smooth and runny. 
  2. Pour over the melted chocolate and use a large spoon to fold through, saving some extra marshmallows and cherries for garnishing.
  3. Stand for 2 minutes, then pour into a lined tin (you could use a lamington tin or a muffin tray)r and decorate with the extra cherries and marshmallows
  4. Put aside to set for a couple of hours or refrigerate until firm but don’t leave it any longer in the fridge.
  5. When firm remove and cut into desired sizes.

Tips

Keep water or moisture away from chocolate when melting as one drop can ruin the chocolate. 

Chocolate can also be melted in a double saucepan on the stove or in a bowl sitting in a saucepan over simmering water.

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Origin of Rocky Road

Rocky Road was invented in Australia in 1853 as a way of on-selling confectionery spoiled by the long journey from Europe. Gold miners in towns outside of Melbourne, such as Ballarat, were wealthy but uncultured so unscrupulous businessmen took advantage of these men, mixing the spoiled confectionery with low quality chocolate and other 'filler' ingredients, such as locally foraged nuts. The name Rocky Road is derived from the 'Rocky Road' travelers had to take to get to the gold fields.

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