Gluten Free Rocky Road – Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook

Hello Adventurers!

Today I wanted to try and do a recipe from one of my Christmas cookbooks that I have around ‘the Studio’ and I thought that this looked like a really easy and simple one to try.  I have wanted to do something from ‘Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook’ since I got it for Christmas about two years ago, HOW TIMEFLIES! 

I take major inspiration from him and I am really happy that I have found something that I have also wanted to make for ages as well.  I have switched up the recipe slightly to my own personal taste and preferences and I really hope you enjoy it.

Let’s-a-go!

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. Oil

25g Popcorn Kernels

Treats:  I used 120g Smarties, but you can use whatever you like

400g Milk Chocolate, chopped to small pieces

100ml Water, you may need more or less depending on the size of your small saucepan

50g Dark Chocolate, chopped to small pieces

50g White Chocolate, chopped to small pieces

Equipment:

Measuring Spoons

Scales

Chopping Board

Knife

Spray Oil

Baking Paper

Baking Tray (the book it said to use a rectangular one, but I used a square tin)

Large Saucepan with Lid

Dish Towel

Wooden Spoon/Spatula

Ladle

Small Mixing Bowl

Small Saucepan

Bowl

Large Heatproof Mixing Bowl

Small Heatproof Bowls x 2

Method:

Measure and prepare youringredients and also oil and then add some baking paper to your tray and setoff to the side until we are ready to use it.

Heat one tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan, once your oil is hot place all of your popcorn kernels into your saucepan and move the kernels, using your wooden spoon/spatula around until completely covered with the heated oil.

Once the popcorn begins to pop, cover your saucepan lid with a dish towel and shake every couple of seconds.  Lifting the lid slightly, again every couple of seconds, to see how your popcorn is getting on.  This will not take long once started so be prepared.

When you can see no more popcorn left to pop, take your saucepan off the heat and, using your ladle, scoop out your popped popcorn into a small mixing bowl.  

Fill your small saucepan with about 100ml of water and begin heating until your saucepan reaches a rolling simmer.

Add your treats to your popcorn and mix until well combined.  However, don’t worry if your treats sink to the bottom of the bowl, that’s what my smarties did.  Place a ladle full of this mixture into an extra bowl and set aside for decoration.

Once the water in your small saucepan has reached a rolling simmer, place your large heatproof mixing bowl on top of your saucepan and add in your chopped milk chocolate.  Stir your chocolate occasionally with your spatula until your chocolate is nice and smooth.

Once your chocolate is smooth, remove your chocolate bowl from the saucepan and add your popcorn and treat mix to your melted milk chocolate and stir until well combined.

Place your milk chocolate mix onto your baking tray and spread out with your spatula until fairly flat and even.  Place half of your popcorn and treat mix on top spreading it out.

Place one of your small heatproof bowls into your saucepan and add in your dark chocolate.  Repeat the melting process the same as you did with your dark chocolate.

Once melted, in any fashion you like, drizzle your dark chocolate on top of your rocky road base.

Repeat this process with your white chocolate.

Now leave your baking tray somewhere to harden and set for a couple of hours.

Serve how you like and enjoy!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Let me know what you thought of this post inthe comments below, also tag me on Instagram, @vickiiesadventure, link here, so you can show me your lovely creations! Please share this post with your friends and family if you think that they will enjoy it! Also, be sure to see my shop, link here, where you can get most if not all you need to make this creation!

Remember be brave, be happy, be kind, be you!

See you next time…

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