Sunday, November 29, 2009

OMG! Nigella Lawson's Rocky Road Bars are Sinfully Delish!

When SELF Magazine arrives I read it cover to cover and Nigella Lawson's Christmas Rocky Road recipe caught my eye this month. While it isn't quite Christmas yet, the recipe sounded so easy and tasty, I had to make them as a Thanksgiving dessert.

You can find the recipe over at SELF Magazine here.

Here are the modifications I made:
  • Rather than bittersweet chocolate chips I used dark chocolate chips.
  • I have no idea what amaretti cookies are so standing in the baking aisle at Wal-mart I Googled and found out an amaretti cookie is a coconut macaroon so found some generic, hard macaroon.
  • Didn't use the confectioner's sugar (didn't have it in my pantry).
You can see the result - yum!

Also made for Thanksgiving were Ina Garten's Cheese Straws (she's also known as the Barefoot Contessa). Well, I really didn't make them, I watched and video taped Stephanie make them (had Thanksgiving dinner with her, her husband and some of other family members). Check out the YouTube here and find the Barefoot Contessa's recipe here.

5 comments:

cwac said...

Will be trying the cheese straws for the holidays ahead!

Kylee said...

I've been wanting to try this recipe but I'm having a hard time finding all the ingredients. Where did you find your candied cherries and brazil nuts?

JA Huber said...

Hi Kylee.

I was anticipating having a difficult time finding ingredients but found them all at Walmart.

Both Walmarts where I shop have extensive holiday baking displays and found the candied cherries there - guess people use them for making fruitcake! As for the brazil nuts, found those in the produce section - there was a huge nut display and there they were. The cookies were the thing which stumped me and found a generic hard, coconut cookie.

Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

amaretti bicults are made from almond so ne almond biscults or cookies should do

JA Huber said...

Thanks, Anon! Makes sense - like amaretto.