for me christmas is a time to bake
sweet treats for
friends & family.
I am convinced there is a
sincerity and affection
to be found in the simple offer of
of homemade goodies.
a long time family favourite
is my rocky road.
the one and only rule is to use the best dark chocolate,
(I like the 70% cocoa solids) you can find.
all measurements are approximates and you can substitute pretty much anything as you like it,
(I suggest you try using good turkish delight.)
400g dark chocolate
360g soft jellies, halved
200g marshmallows, halved
80g dried cranberries
150g pistachios, roughly chopped
50g toasted shredded coconut
heat the dark chocolate over a double boiler until molten.
mix in the dry ingredients
and pour into a shallow tin.
layer cling film over the mixture and use the back of a spoon
(or your hands) to push it into the corners,
and level out the top.
refrigerate until set, then cut into small squares.
this year I've also tried a recipe for
chocolate truffles from the Bourke Street Bakery cookbook,
found via the Christmas issue of Inside Out magazine.
so far they're a hit too.
I've packaged the treats
in collected vintage tins.
tied up with ribbon.
its always a joy to indulge your inner