It’s been a while since I gave you one of these so this is a special to say sorry! This is a special from my Granny’s cookbook, a fabulous cook who could make pretty much anything – this is probably her easiest recipie and the most popular to boot. If you’re a fan of rocky road you’ll love this. The most important thing to remember when making this is it should be messy, use no fancy ingredients (the cheaper the better) except the chocolate and even then Cadburys is as good as Green and Blacks!
Chocolate Box Gateau
1/4 lb dark chocolate (milk will work but only if a high cocoa content)
1/4 lb unsalted butter
11/2 oz icing sugar (sifted)
4oz digestive biscuits (macvities of course)
4oz mixed walnuts, glace cherries (the bright red ones) and raisins chopped (feel free to throw in some mini marshmallows and alter proportions according to taste)
2 handfuls (1ozish) crushed meringues (bought not homemade)
1lb loaf tin (lined and brushed with melted fat)
- Break up the chocolate, put in pan with butter and melt them gently together. Take off the heat. Beat in the icing sugar, then the egg.
- Crush the biscuits lightly and stir into the mixture with the chopped nuts etc…
- Put 1/2 mixture into the loaf tin, sprinkle the meringues over it and spoon in the remainder. Give the tin a sharp thump on the table to level the mixture.
- Leave overnight in the fridge to set.
As this dessert was concocted in the 1970s it was usually decorated with cherries and whipped cream – I prefer to serve it alongside a big bowl of cream. It will freeze excellently if you can’t manage it all!
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