Learning how to bake: Rocky Road

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14/04/2020

Have you ever just had the urge to be good at something that you are simply horrible at? Well, for me that is baking. I cannot bake, like, at all. I am nervous every time I come to try it, it is an art, and I am not an artist. I am too heavy handed and blasé about it all. So, this is it, I am determined to get this. By the end of the year I will be able to have at least one dish that I can bake well consistently.

So I am starting a review process. Every time I bake, I will photograph it, taste it, review it and correct my mistakes. Here are my notes.

The Attempt: Rocky Road

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Recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/rocky-road

Did I follow the recipe: yes I did…ok do I ever? I didn’t have enough dark chocolate so I swapped in some milk.

Texture: crunchy? Chocolatey.

Decoration: lots of marshmallows. I think it looked alright.

Taste: heaven. Loved it.

Notes: I’ve never really tried Rocky Road before and now, I have a new favourite dessert (I reserve my right to say this about at least two more desserts…). There is much controversy over whether or not I should have put raisins in it, but I tried the same recipe again with less marshmallows and raisins and I don’t care what people say; it is just not as good. I love this first attempt and I am definitely going to make it again. It is comforting and brilliant if you have guests. I would definitely recommend putting equal milk and dark chocolate in, it made the rocky road way more indulgent.

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How do you like your rocky road? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time.

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