- 1 hr 30 min
- 40 min
- 175g butter, salted
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup plain flour
- ¼ cup rice flour
- 1 tsp Queen Natural Organic Vanilla Essence-Extract
- 225g milk chocolate
- 225g dark chocolate
- 4 chocolate coated Turkish delight bars, chopped
- ¾ cup chopped hazelnuts
- 2 packets pastel mini easter eggs
- 1 packet white chocolate mini easter egg
Method - Shortbread Base
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a square slice tin and line with baking paper, allowing baking paper to hang over sides. Chop cold butter and add to a food processor with the brown sugar, plain flour, rice flour and vanilla. Process until a dough forms. Press into prepared tin and bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Set aside to cool completely.
Method - Marshmallow
Add ½ cup of water to the bowl of a stand mixer and sprinkle with gelatine. Set aside for 10 minutes to bloom while heating the sugar.
In a saucepan, combine ¼ cup of water, caster sugar and glucose. Heat gently over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and begins to boil. Allow to heat until the sugar reaches soft ball stage of 112°C. Remove from heat immediately.
Start the stand mixer with the whisk attachment and carefully, gently pour the hot sugar syrup into the mixer with the gelatine. Slowly increase to high and add Strawb'ry & Cream Flavour for Icing and Red Food Colour Gel. Whisk until the mixture has quadrupled in volume and the bowl of your mixer is no longer hot to the touch.
Working quickly, pour the marshmallow mixture over the shortbread base and level with a spatula. Set aside at room temperature for 3-4 hours until set.
Method - Rocky Road and Assembly
Add milk chocolate and dark chocolate to a clean, dry bowl set over a pot of gently simmering water. Stir continuously until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth. Allow to cool enough that the chocolate is still melted, but not hot enough to melt the Easter eggs.
Stir through ¾ of the Turkish delight, hazelnuts, Easter eggs and white chocolate Easter eggs until well coated in melted chocolate.
Pour and smooth over the set marshmallow. Top with remaining rocky road ingredients including pastel mini Easter eggs. Set in the fridge for 15 minutes before cutting into squares.
If you do not have a candy thermometer, simply use a metal spoon to drop a small amount of the hot sugar syrup into a bowl of ice cold water. Once cooled, pick it up with your fingers. If it forms a soft pliable ball, it is at the “soft ball stage” and you’re ready to go!