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Eton Mess Rocky Road
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Eton Mess Rocky Road

White chocolate rocky road with meringue, dried strawberries and marshmallows
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Rocky Road
Prep Time 30 minutes
Setting time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 331kcal
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the rocky road

  • 500 g White chocolate
  • 200 g Butter
  • 100 g Shortbread or digestive biscuits broken up
  • 75 g Marshmallows gelatine free if serving to vegetarians, I use Freedom Mallows
  • 45 g Meringue nests broken up
  • 75 g Dried strawberries

For decoration

  • 2 tbsp Freeze dried strawberries

Instructions

  • Line an 8" square tin with baking paper. I grease the tin first with a little butter to help the paper stick to it
  • Prepare a mixing bowl filled with the broken up biscuits, the marshmallows, the broken up meringue and the dried strawberries. Cut any bigger pieces of dried strawberries in half. Reserve a handful of the marshmallows and one of the meringue nests for decorating
  • Put the butter and white chocolate in a pan and melt together on a low heat, stirring together as it melts
  • Once it's fully melted and combined, take the pan off the heat
  • Pour almost all of the chocolate mixture into the mixing bowl of biscuits and meringue etc. and stir to fully coat the fillings with chocolate
  • Pour the whole lot into the lined tin, smooth down then add the remaining chocolate mixture to fill in any gaps
  • Decorate the top with the reserved meringue and marshmallows, and the freeze dried strawberries
  • Put in the fridge overnight, or for 3-4 hours to set
  • Remove from the tin and slice into pieces. Store in the fridge for a firmer texture, or in a cool place for a softer texture
  • If you store the rocky road in an airtight container it can be kept for 1 - 2 weeks, and up to 3 weeks in the fridge. It is best kept in the fridge

Notes

  • You can use a baking spread like Stork in rocky road, but I much prefer using butter as I think it tastes better. But of course it’s down to personal preference!
  • I used shortbread for this rocky road, but you could also use digestive biscuits or another biscuit like Hob Nobs.
  • I use Freedom Marshmallows in all my rocky road as they are vegetarian (they haven't paid me to recommend them, I'm just a fan!). Many marshmallows contain beef or pork gelatine so check the packet if you are serving this rocky road to vegetarians. Freedom marshmallows are available online and in Sainsburys. M&S also do a gelatine free marshmallow.
  • For the meringue I used ready made meringue nests that you should be able to find easily in larger supermarkets. If you like, you can make your own meringue, or use meringue kisses.
  • You can find freeze dried strawberries in the shops (I've seen them in Waitrose and Sainsburys) but I tend to buy them on Amazon because you can get a larger amount for better value. They last quite a while and I use them in so many recipes!
  • Although I provide cup measurements, I highly recommend weighing your ingredients out using digital kitchen scales*. It is the most accurate way to measure ingredients and will ensure the best results. Digital scales are very low cost and can be purchased for around £12 ($16.50) .
  • For teaspoon (tsp) and tablespoon (tbsp) measurements, please use measuring spoons* and not the type of spoons you eat with. Again this will ensure accuracy and provide the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg