wow! the time has come for me to write my very last bake of 2019 for you all. like, how crazy is that? 2019 has just flown by!
I had my final bake of 2019 all planned out, at least two months in advance. I knew what I wanted to do and nothing was going to stop me. Anyway, last month I actually baked the bake which was meant to be going up today and I’m going to be completely honest here, it went tits up! I had a total meltdown, may have even shed a tear and decided against sharing that bake with you. Yes, I’m a perfectionist, everything has to be perfect before sharing with you all and that bake, it wasn’t meant to be.
So, I went back to the drawing board (aka Pinterest) and came across this unique bake which was done by a incredibly talented baker called Jane’s Patisserie (https://www.janespatisserie.com). So today I’m taking full inspiration from her!
Today’s bake is going to be a Rocky Road Christmas Pud! by writing this my mouth is filling with saliva, doesn’t it sound delicious? Well let’s just say, it went down a bloody treat. Completely gone within a few days. Demolished!
So, you know what? I’m glad my first bake I had planned went down the drain because today’s bake has Christmas written all over it. if you’d like to get making this bake yourself, keep on reading below:
Ingredients You Need:
- 125g Of Golden Syrup
- 125g Of Unsalted Butter
- 400g Of Milk Chocolate
- 100g Of Mini Marshmellows
- 150g Of Digestive Biscuits
- 150g Of Shortbread Biscuits
- 100g Of Glacé Cherries
- 100g Of Raisins
Ingredients You Need To Decorate:
- 200g Of White Chocolate
- Green Fondant Icing
- Red Smarties (or M&M’s)
- Edible Glitter
How To Make Rocky Road Christmas Pud:
- Firstly, gather together all your ingredients, equipment and line a bowl of your choice with clingfilm (you want it to be covered so it’s easy to get out).
- Secondly, finely chop up your 400g of milk chocolate and leave to the side.
- Next, chop up your digestive and shortbread biscuits into small pieces and add to a bowl, add the 100g of mini marshmallows, 100g of raisins and 100g of glacé cherries into the bowl also.
- In a pan, add your 125g of unsalted butter and 125g of golden syrup and melt until the butter has fully melted.
- Once the butter has melted, take the pan off the heat and add in your chocolate.
- The heat of the butter and syrup should melt the chocolate down BUT if you find your having lumps of chocolate left then put the pan back on the heat briefly to melt the mixture completely.
- Pour the chocolate mix into the bowl of goodies (the marshmallows, digestives etc) and mix well.
- Now that it’s mixed, pour the mixture into the lined bowl and press down and set in the fridge until solid (check as you go, if it isn’t completely solid, leave to set overnight!).
- Once the pudding has set, it’s time to decorate!
- In the microwave, add the 200g of white chocolate to melt completely, then pour it onto the pudding for the topping. I done little drips coming down the side of my pudding but that’s completely up to you.
- Once you’ve added the white chocolate, place back into the fridge to set.
- Whilst the white chocolate is setting, it’s time to make the ‘holly leaves’. To do this, I rolled out some green fondant onto a lightly floured surface and cut out the holly leave shape. I cut out around 3/4 (If your struggling to do the shape freehand, you could always draw the shape onto a piece of paper, cut that out and use as a stencil).
- When the white chocolate has set, place the holly leaves onto the top of the pudding along with the red smarties. Sprinkle with some edible gold glitter to give it a glimmering effect!
That’s your Rocky Road Christmas Pud prepared, place in the fridge till solid and decorated!
I thought I’d end an amazing year of baking on a bake which is super simple, doesn’t include any ovens and tastes like a heaven.
I just think this is a totally unique way of making a christmas pud without it actually being a tradition christmas pud (as not everyone likes them!).
I really hope you enjoyed today’s post and it inspires you to get creative in your kitchen.
This is actually my final Christmas blogpost of the year, so I really hope you’ve enjoyed reading my Christmas inspired posts and they’ve helped you out in any way. Thank you SO much for your incredible support on my #blogmas posts! I really appreciate each and everyone of you.
MERRY BLOOMING CHRISTMAS! I hope you all have the best day, get spoilt rotten, eat until your sick and enjoy spending time with your loved ones as that’s what Christmas is all about.
Sending you all tons of love and hugs as always,