Monday, November 07, 2005
Mondays with Maida - Dark Rocky Roads
Page 88 in the old book / page 132 in the new book
I thought I would enjoy these cookies more than I did - another one that was a little too sweet for me. The cookie consists of a brownie base topped with marshmallows, pecans and a chocolate glaze. I think I would have preferred semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate drizzled on top, rather than the very sweet chocolate glaze that was used.
These are quite easy to make, the only difficulty being that they're a little sticky to cut. Which brings me to what is possibly the best thing about the recipe - this quote from Maida: "Cutting these into bars is liable to be a little messy and frustrating even after letting them stand. Just be brave and remember that you're the boss."
Even though I was slightly disappointed with these cookies, they disappeared quickly and were well received...
Suzanne: "This was delicious or maybe decadent is the correct word. The brownie was a true brownie with nuts and not fudgy. It was topped with marshmallow, pecan and a drizzle of chocolate icing. Rating - 5.0"
Denny: "Very good, I give them a 4. Rating - 4.0"
Laura: "Deliciously moist, chewy, and chocolatey. Very yummy! Rating - 4.0"
Phil: "Nothing subtle about these gooey, sugary sweet, May West type brownies - big, bold, and over the top. And just in time for Halloween. Rating - 4.3"
Overall rating by the panel - 4.3
Next week - Light Rocky Roads