Monday, 13 May 2013


Thanks for the page view love, guys.  Means a lot that you care about my dry humour, delicious bread and heart-attack-inducing food.  Keep it coming.

So, Keir visited yesterday, and it was decided that we should make an epic chocolate concoction to celebrate this 2000+ page view mark.  First we thought of replicating a recipe that my best friend and I from the states made last year (slutty brownies), which consists of layers of fudge brownie, chocolate cookie dough and oreos.

However, being lazy, we decided to opt for Rocky Road brownies.  Off to my neighborhood Tesco and Co-Operative we went... only to find that NEITHER HAD COCOA POWDER.  What is this treachery, small food stores?  I had to cave to my worst fear: a boxed mix.

But don't you worry, I doctored it up so it didn't taste like cardboard crap.

Rocky Road Brownies

The Brownies:

  • 1 box of Betty Crocker's Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tbsp light-colored oil (light olive oil, veg oil, etc)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 8 squares of cooking chocolate, crumbled

The Toppings:

  • 2 handfuls of small marshmallows
  • 2 handfuls of crushed walnuts
  • 2 handfuls of slivered almonds
  • 1 crushed KitKat chunky peanut butter (... totally Keir's idea, guys)

Optional Drizzle:

  • 1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk (or more - forgot to count... just until it gets drizzle consistency)
Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.

Mix the brownie ingredients together, adding the chopped/smooshed chocolate pieces last.  

Thanks for being such a good hand model, Keir.

Pour into either a greased round baking tin or a square/rectangle glass pan.  Add the toppings one by one, saving the marshmallows for last.  

Bake for roughly 30-35 minutes, or until the thing doesn't "wobble" when you shake the tray.  Sticking a fork into the middle to check if it's done won't work, seeing as these are extremely fudgy brownies... 

This brownie is NOT sponsored by Newton, the Power of Ideas.  It should be though.

Fudgy brownies = the best kind.  The only kind, really.


  1. that is my favourite kind of fight. although the chances are i will distracted by the fudge brownie in the pit