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A very rocky road

April 4, 2016

Hi all! It’s been quite some time since I’ve been writing something for the website… but when I promised my housemates to post this recipe for the third time already, something had to change :).

I’m currently in London doing an Intenship and will stay here till at least the 1st of August. I haven’t had much time to write about my stay here, but I hope I can pick it up later this week so you can read something about my whereabouts and activities.. It hasn’t been that easy, a bit of a rocky road haha, but wonderfull anyway. To be continued!

WARNING: mmm lots of chocolate and nuts, probably not that healty, but really comforting.

PS: miss you homies!


A very rocky road

Serves 8-10, takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes

What you need

Ingredients

Base

  • 250 g whole wheat biscuits
  • 80 g peanuts
  • 80 g cashews
  • 150 g soft butter

Filling

  • 210 g pure chocolate
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 100 g small marshmallows
  • 50 g roasted and salted almonds

Topping

  • 50 g pure chocolate

Equipment

  • Cake pan
  • Baking paper
  • Butter for greasing

Directions

Base

Firstly you have to finely grind the whole wheat biscuits, peanuts and cashews (no big deal is there are some bigger pieces).  Then you can mix the biscuit/nut mixture together with the soft butter. Line a greased cake pan with parchment paper and spread the mixture on top. Press it firmly against the bottom and edge with for example a spoon. Then put the base in the fridge till further use.

Filling

Chop the chocolate in small pieces and put a third apart. Bring the cream to a boil. Whisk the egg yolks and pour a bit of warm cream to the yolks and stir. Next, pour the whole mixture back into the pan with cream and cook without boiling. Add the cream to the chocolate and stir well. After that let the mass cool down till lukewarm (Dutch readers = handwarm). Divide the warm filling over the base and put the pie in the fridge for about 20 minutes.

Topping

Distribute the small marshmallows, almonds or other nuts, and two thirds of the reserved chocolate pieces on the cake. Melt the other part au bain-marie. Fold a little cornet of parchment paper and spoon in the melted chocolate. Now you can make lines of chocolate over the rocky road pie.

Tip: If you don’t have much time, place the pie(-base) in the freezer instead!

Source of the recipe

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