Monday 23 July 2012

Saved by Cake Challenge - July

I have decided to challenge myself to bake a different cake/biscuit from Marian Keyes' book, Saved By Cake, each month, between March and December. I am a beginner at baking and use the same recipes over and over again so it'll be nice to try something new. I will take photos and post them on here each month - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Rocky Road Cake

The recipe for Rocky Road Cake looked really simple with no actual baking involved so my two children (who are 9 and 3) helped me with this one. They were very good chocolate and biscuit breakers and, even better, they allowed me the great honour of sweeping up the (mountains of) crumbs after, the little angels.
While they were busy breaking the biscuits, I melted the chocolate, butter and enough golden syrup to kill my diabetic partner on the spot. Once that was done, the kids chucked the other ingredients in the bowl and had a turn to stir it all together and then it was shovelled into the tray and left in the fridge.

And that was it. So easy. The hardest part was fighting with the clingfilm to get it to stay in the baking tray!

The Slab

I cut the slab into 16 pieces like the recipe said but next time I'd cut them a bit smaller because it's so dense, I found it hard going (I know, I know. Madness. Usually I'm of the opinion the more cake the better) and I wouldn't put as many nuts in. I was lazy and bought the pre cut up nuts and they were tiny so they littered the cake and I'm not very keen on nuts. My 9 year old on the other hand, who won't touch a nut, loved them. She won't eat a Snickers but she'll eat Marian Keyes' Rocky Road Cake.

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