vegetarian marshmallow (from a packet) at home for the first time this year. It was very soft and when I tried a little rocky road with the remains, it melted and was a mess. I was wary when I found Dandies vegan marshmallows at Radical Grocery but excited too. Another chance at rocky road. I had particularly fancied trying Lorraine's Rocky Road with Turkish Delight and cranberries.
eastern promise. I also came across a rocky road recipe with raspberry liquorice. I wanted to use it, but it is not gluten free and I had decided to take some down to my family. I considered raspberry jubes but they have gelatine in the end returned to turkish delight which was both gf and veg*n.
Vanilla and Carob Castle Cake was made by a friend, Catherine of Cate's Cates who has posted the recipe. Isn't it just what every kids wants on their birthday!
GF brownies and GF hedgehog. She had also made some ginger beer that had the most impressive fizz when anyone opened a bottle as my dad found out. (E had to take one of the bottles she gave us into the backyard and wait for it to finish fizzing.)
Chocolate and Fig Fruitcake to work for some festive treats. Most people enjoyed them, especially my colleague who took a piece of each to have for later because he was caught up with other stuff. I am really pleased to have finally made some rocky road. It isn't easy to buy the dandies as I don't get to Radical Grocery too often but I am sure I will be making it again some time.
I have more Christmas photos (hey I have a new camera!) that I hope to share tomorrow. Meanwhile here is one of Sylvia's new toys bought for her by her father. Dracula, or as he is known, "Drac" not only had eyes with a scary glow but also a scary laugh. Sylvia loves him though her friend over the road found him scary. Oh dear!
panforte. More baking will follow tomorrow. E has just rushed to the post office to collect a parcel before it closes so we are looking forward to listening to Dr Demented Christmas hits. We are also planning to watch Peppa Pigs Christmas DVD tonight now that I have been back to the ABC Shop to get the security tag removed. Then some wrapping of presents tonight. Hope you are enjoying this Christmas and have a relaxing break ahead of you.
I am sending the Rocky Road to Jacqueline at Tinned Tomatoes for her bookmarked recipes. I also highly recommend you check out her NCR Festive Photos for some more seasonal cheer.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
This time last year: Potluck Tofu Chocolate Ice Cream
This time two years ago: Back home with festive flapjacks
This time three years ago: Coconut ice is very very nice
This time four years ago: Christmas Snowflake Biscuits
Rocky Road with Turkish Delight and Coconut
Adapted from Not Quite Nigella
283 g marshmallow (I used dandies - not home made angel foods)
250g turkish delight, chopped
1/2 cup shredded coconut (not dessicated)
1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries(I forgot)
400g dark chocolate (mine was 50% cocoa solids)
Prepare all ingredients except chocolate. Line a 20cm square tin with baking paper. Gently melt chocolate (I did this in the microwave - I think it only took me about 1 minute and quite a bit of stirring so that a lot of the chocolate melted out of the microwave and didn't get too hot). Pour chocolate over remaining ingredients and gently stir. Pour into prepared tin - work quickly as it doesn't take long to firm up. Let set in fridge until hard. Slice into squares. We kept ours in the fridge but I think it could be kept at room temperature if you are not in the heat of summer.
On the stereo:
Images: the best of Jean Michel Jarre