The road which the girls and I walk is still rocky, but now and then our house is filled with laughter once more. Today was one of those days! My parents and my brother and his family came to visit, which is always fun. My incredibly sweet brother helped me repair a huge leak we had from the bathroom in the living room. A big kiss and hug to him. The girls and I can take a shower once more. Hurray to that!!
Having people over to visit is always the perfect opportunity for baking something special. I decided on a walnut cake with espresso cream from the book 'Gorgeous Bakes' by Annie Bell and Rocky road bars :-) They were both a success, with the young and the old.
300 gr white chocolate
150 gr mini marshmallows
150 gr jelly beans
100 gr vanilla biscuits (broken into pieces)
Line a 20cm square cake tin with greaseproof paper.
Melt the chocolate au bain marie. Don’t let water or steam come into contact with the chocolate as the chocolate will seize. Stir until melted.
Mix the remaining ingredients together in a separate large bowl. Pour the chocolate over and mix with a large spoon until everything is evenly coated in chocolate. Spoon into the baking tin, pressing the mixture lightly to fill any openings between the ingredients. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.
Lift the set mixture out of the tin by pulling on the protruding paper. Place on a chopping board and pull the paper off. Use a hot knife to cut into 5 x 5cm squares. Store in an airtight container.
Have you been baking lately?
Happy Sunday and a great week ahead!
* The bunting was made by Ilse from the Etsy Shop 'Eigenhandig'
* I am joining Hannapat in her weekly bake.