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Grown Up Rocky Road!

This week was Pastry Week again on The Great British Bake Off. I decided not to obey the theme while planning my contribution. I stumbled across a recipe for Tropical Chocolate Shards in the October Issue of the Sainsbury's Magazine, which I decided to adapt. It's a nutty, fruity, boozy, chocolatey delight and went down a treat with some vanilla ice cream! INGREDIENTS  100g sultanas 2 tbsp dark rum 100g hazelnuts, roughly chopped 100g unsalted butter 2 tbsp clear honey 100g unsulphured dried apricots, chopped 100g coconut cookies, crushed  100g milk chocolate, chopped 300g dark chocolate, chopped  METHOD 1. Preheat the oven to 170 fan. Put the sultanas and rum in a small bowl and leave to soak. Put the hazelnuts on a baking tray. Toast them in the oven for 10 minutes and then leave them to cool. 2. Put the butter, honey and chocolate in a bowl and set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until melted together. Mix in the cookies, apricots, toasted nuts, sultanas a