Our version of rocky road has been on the menu since we opened and is a favourite. The origin of the dessert is debated, but the earliest mention of it dates back to 1853 in Australia, where rocky road was supposedly created as a way to sell confectionery that had spoiled during the long trip from Europe, which were mixed with locally-grown nuts and cheap chocolate to disguise the flavour. According to this origin story, the name comes from the rocky road that travellers had to take to reach the gold fields. Unfortunately not so many gold fields in Goudhurst, but hey, its worth the hike !
Sarah C's Recipe
200g rich tea biscuits
135g butter (only butter will do)
100g dark chocolate
100g milk chocolate
100g mini pink + white marshmallows
a few larger marshmallows if you have them
Pop biscuits into a large bowl and bash at will. I like to keep pieces fairly large as it breaks up the sweetness
Melt the butter and chocolate in a microwave on short blasts until melted and glossy. If chocolate becomes to sticky, add more butter a small amount at a time and stir in to melt.
Mix everything together and pop into a lined baking tray. You can make them thin or thick - entirely depends on your whim and your tray ! Place in the fridge for an hour or so and then chop into big chunks. Enjoy and let us know how you get on x