The 'effort to result' ratio is seriously tipped against it being a joy - there is always at least one small person who declares they 'don't like it' before I have even put the plates on the table, and with the limited time I have between work, school runs, clubs and meal-time, it means we typically stick to the 'tried and tested'; to be frank, I would rather it was boring, quick, easy but eaten, than a couple of hours of effort resulting in turned up noses and tears all round.
Christmas fayre isn't much different, Mr Kipling, Mr McVities and Aunt Bessie do such great job, I like to let them get on with it.
However I did plan ahead, buying the ingredients to make some Christmas Rocky Road. I am an old hand at the regular Nigella recipe, and I thought this could be my token effort the festive season.
All you need is white chocolate, dessicated coconut, pistachios, dried cranberries, ginger biscuits and mini marshmallows. 5 minutes to make, 10 minutes in the freezer to set, perfect!
If you haven't gone down the white chocolate route before - it is definitely worth it.
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