I’m having a rather delayed reaction to Halloween today; I have got a sudden and unexplained urge to watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show! My all time favourite B movie Sci-fi horror.
“What a pleasant way to spend the afternoon” thought I. Of course any act of afternoon film indulgence should always be accompanied by a cup o’tea and a yummy treat; something sweet to give a much needed sugar boost to power through the usual afternoon slump that often makes me fall prey to an unexpected snooze. I fell victim to such a snooze attack yesterday while attempting to watch Downton Abbey. The wonderful Mr Sharp got me the boxset of the first series on Monday, and I couldn’t wait to start watching it. After a busy morning knitting handwarmers for christmas gifts, I settled down with a steaming mug of nettle tea, and pulled a blanket over my knees. There I was, all comfy cozy, enjoying the delectable british accents and fantabulous costumery, when BAM! I got knocked out into a two hour unexpected sleep! Fudged my whole afternoon up royally! So this time I have decided to out smart that sneaky afternoon slump snooze, by plying myself with enough sugar to leave me bouncing of the walls like a looney person in a padded cell, and what better sweet treat to accompany Rocky Horror, than Rocky Road! Nom nom nom!
- 200g Dark Chocolate (70% cocoa solids works best)
- 3 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 125g Soft unsalted Butter or Margarine
- 100g Mini Marshmallows (chopped regular marshmallows work too)
- 200g Digestive biscuits (rich tea or shortbread can also be used)
- Icing sugar to dust
- add a handful of dried fruit such as raisins or cranberries
- instead of biscuits, chuck in some malteasers, tastes great!
- Adding some rice crispies gives a much lighter, crunchier texture. About 25 – 30g is usually enough.
- Line a small to medium sized square baking tray with baking paper
- Place biscuits into a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin or just the side of your fist until they’re broken into a mixture of everything inbetween dust and 50p size lumps. Put this to one side.
- In a large sauce pan melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup over a gentle heat stirring it almost constantly until there are no or almost no more lumps of chocolate visible, then remove from the heat.
- Take biscuits, marshmallows and any additional delicious ingredients and pour into the pan of the chocolate mixture. Stir all this into the mixture until everything is completely covered.
- Tip the mixture into the lined baking tray making sure you get it all and spread the mixture in the tray until flat.
- Refrigerate this for at least 2 hours then dust with icing sugar and cut into fingers of sizes you deem necessary.