I couldn’t help myself, I had to include this in my Easter posts. With a cocoa content of 70% this is more for the grown-ups than the kids. A piece of this with a tea or a coffee would finish off an Easter lunch perfectly. Or present it in a cupcake patty case, wrapped in cellophane as a gift.
I don’t use the mini baking marshmallows because the taste isn't right. You need the sweetness of normal marshmallows to counter the bitter cocoa. I’m also avoiding the use of coconut as it gives the finished product a rough texture. If your Turkish delight has a coconut covering, it’s fine to use it, just shake off the excess.
You will need to temper the chocolate. You want to do this for a few reasons, the main ones being, it will make it lovely and glossy and you will get a lovely snap when you bite into it. There is a video on how to do this under my video menu, or there you can read the Lindt instructions here .
The fun bit is the presentation. You could go for clusters, a slice, or as I did, in cupcake patty cases. If using a patty case, first put the wet chocolate mix into silicone molds and when set, transfer to a patty case.
Rocky Road for Grown-ups
Recipe Dark Chocolate Rocky Road
200gm dark Lindt chocolate 70% cocoa
150gm best quality rose Turkish delight
120gm macadamia nuts, dry roasted and halved
¼ cup dried cranberries
Slice marshmallows in half and the pieces of Turkish delight into quarters.
Temper your chocolate and allow to cool slightly.
Mix all the ingredients into the melted chocolate and fold through to evenly coat everything.
Spread onto a tray or into a dish that has been lined with plastic wrap. Or into silicone molds. Refrigerate for 30 minutes until set.