I had promised my children to make rocky road to celebrate the birth of their baby sister that we will enjoy on the day she was born. And it was only two days before the labour that I made this rocky road, and I took the photo a day before the actual active labour started.
15 July 2010 is a meaningful day. They came back from their grandmother's house as soon as we called them that their baby sister had arrived. Mum said it was such a chaos that they just grabbed their things and wanted to go home straight away! They seemed so happy to see the baby and wanted to stroke and hold her right at that moment, but of course, our midwives needed to weigh her and did an initial exam to see everything is alright with her first thing. And they were just so glad to be able to hold her eventually. They've been so good up till now, enjoying their roles of being big brother and big sister. I think I've been blessed.
So blessed that I allowed them to enjoy big slice of rocky road that day, which put big, big smiles on their little faces. How bright the smiles like sunshines. Truly saying, chocolate makes them happy :) To them, life is no rocky road.
by Arfi Binsted
400g 72% dark chocolate, chopped
250g milk chocolate, chopped
45-50g unsalted butter
1 cup large marshmallows, halved
1 cup roasted and husked peanuts
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp vanilla essence
Melt the chocolates with butter on top of a double boiler. Stir and removed from the stove. Let cool for 3 minutes and drop in vanilla essence. Stir. Add in the rest of ingredients, mix well. Pour into a baking paper lined tin. Let cold, and sliced. Makes 8 large slices (10 if you can slice it thinly).