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. 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. Live and learn!
Easy peasy, dirty and sleazy (but oh so yummy! ), my vegan rocky road recipe…
- 1x tsp Vegan marg
- 350 g x Vegan milk chocolate
- 25 g x Vegan white chocolate buttons (chopped in half)
- 1 x bag Veg*n friendly marshmallows
- 5 x Oreos (any biscuit would work – chopped up)
- 4 x Hobnobs (chopped)
- 100 g x Glace cherries* (chopped into halves)
*make sure they aren’t coloured with beetles!
- 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 <<<<