I have never met a person who doesn't like marshmallows. Except for vegetarians, because when they find out its all egg white and gelatin, then its nocandosville babydoll for them. But till then, they are happy mallow eaters.
Do I eat marshmallows plain? No I like em melty. Or better still charred. I love peeling off that layer of charriness and then poking my finger in to get a load of that gooey stickiness. But on the cold stone I icecreams I love mini marshmallows. They make them last longer with all that chewiness.
So you can totally understand why I love Rocky Road Ice cream then. Bits of chocolate, lots of nuts and plenty of marshmallows, so yum. So many textures. So many levels of yummness.
And while my new ice cream maker is only a couple of days away, I needed to bake something rocky roady since the image was stuck in my head thanks to Pinterest. And a brownie seemed the best way to satiate that urge for something rocky. I love a sexy fudgy brownie, unlike cookies they are not my undoing. A single piece of brownie can stare at me from the fridge for days but, it wont matter.
So I succumbed. And baked. And luckily had a dinner to go to, so it all worked out perfectly for me cause these make lovely hostess presents as well.
These brownies are extremely fudgy so please put a parchment paper at the bottom (do not make my mistake) and I would suggest that you also cut the brownie when its super cold and keep it in the refrigerator until you'd like to eat em.
Also I used just walnuts - feel free to use all kinds of nuts :)
Rocky Road Brownies
Adapted slightly from Joy of Baking
1. In a saucepan melt butter and chocolate together. Turn off the gas
2. Add sugar and vanilla, Whisk well.let it cool for 5 minutes
3. Add the eggs one at a time beating well.
4. Sift in the salt and flour and pour into a parchment lined rectangular tin
5. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degree centigrade