Rogue Baking Tips with Alice Medrich

A 20-Minute, Chewy-Crunchy-Salty-Sweet Treat for Passover

By • April 14, 2014 • 5 Comments

Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52 -- with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.

Today: Alice shares a new, addictive dessert to steal the show at your seder -- and to keep around for the rest of the year.

Passover Rocky Road from Food52

This chewy, crunchy, sweet, and slightly salty chocolate treat takes only 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes in the fridge. And you can make individual clusters or one large sheet to cut up.

If you know how to temper chocolate, go ahead and temper it properly before folding the other ingredients into it. Otherwise, this recipe includes my "cheater's" method: The chocolate is simply melted and cooled to 90° F with plenty of stirring. Nine times out of ten, it ends up tempered (or close enough!) by the time the other ingredients are thoroughly folded into it! Go figure...

And, by the way, large marshmallows always taste better than miniature marshmallows, so it's worth the few extra seconds to cut them up. 

Passover Rocky Road from Food52

Passover Rocky Road 

10 regular-size marshmallows (70 grams)
2 sheets matzo, broken into bite-size pieces
Generous 1/2 cup (55 grams) walnut pieces
8 ounces (225 grams) milk or dark chocolate (up to about 64% cacao), coarsely chopped
About 1/8 teaspoon flaky sea salt, such as fleur de sel or Maldon

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here.

Alice's new book Seriously Bitter Sweet is a complete revision of her IACP award-winning Bittersweet, updated for the 54%, 61%, and 72% (and beyond) bars available today. It's packed with tricks, techniques, and answers to every chocolate question, plus 150 seriously delicious recipes -- both savory and sweet. 

 

Photos by James Ransom

 

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4 months ago Sheila Litman

Heather, in my store in London they sell kosher for Passover marshmallows.

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4 months ago trvlnsandy

I do this sometimes with whatever cereal I have on hand - and whatever nuts, etc. when I want chocolate and don't have it. If I'm in a real hurry - put the 'drops' in the freezer for faster eating.

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4 months ago Heather Johnson Dean

sounds delicious but definately not kosher with marshmallows. to make this kosher you would have to find kosher marshmallows

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4 months ago MrsMehitabel

Or make your own! It's totally easy- that's probably what I would do!

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4 months ago Julie Myers

Alice indeed made the recipe with Kosher marshmallows! Thanks for pointing that out.