The Great South African Bake Off

Rocky road blondies

Recipe by Michaela from The Great South African Bake Off


The Great South African Bake Off - Past series

BBC Lifestyle



  • 1½ cups compressed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½tsp baking powder
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1 cup white, dark and milk chocolate chips

Marshmallow frosting:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • ¼tsp cream of tartar
  • ½tsp vanilla extract


  • Chopped chocolate
  • Chopped almonds

Preparation method


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and spray with Spray and Cook.
  3. Combine the sugar, vanilla extract, butter and eggs in a bowl and mix ingredients together.
  4. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt together with the brown sugar mixture.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips until they are evenly mixed into the batter.
  6. Pour the batter into the baking pan and smooth the surface with a spatula.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for about 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack.
  9. Cut the blondies into squares.

Marshmallow frosting:

  1. Place a pot with water on the stove, and place a glass bowl on top of the pot.
  2. Place the egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in the bowl over the pot.
  3. Stir the eggs and sugar until sugar dissolves.
  4. Add the vanilla essence to the egg and sugar mixture.
  5. Remove the bowl from the heat.
  6. Whisk the contents of the bowl with a free-standing hand mixer until the mixture becomes light and fluffy, like melted marshmallows.
  7. Divide the mixture in two.
  8. Colour one half of the mixture pink, and leave the other half white.


  1. Pipe the marshmallow frosting onto the cooled blondie squares.
  2. Use a blowtorch to roast the top of the frosting.
  3. Sprinkle chopped chocolate over the top the marshmallow frosting.
  4. Sprinkle chopped almonds over the blondies.

The following recipe was created and written by the accredited contestant of The Great South African Bake Off. BBC Worldwide accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of ingredients, method or content.