The Mighty Rolo
by Milly Simson for £5.15

18th January 2007

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The Mighty Rolo!! (N.B. This ‘Last Rolo’ isn’t a romantic gesture; it will put your lover into a diabetic coma!!)

Before I begin my pimp I would like to state I know the ‘King Rolo’ has already been pimped and I give my full pimped up massive appreciation to this. Without it ‘The Mighty Rolo’ would never have been created. Respect to my fellow pimpers!!

I am currently pimping it up on a gap year and am between school and getting a job. I decided, (much to my parents and friends disapproval) that my time is spent most productively creating giant food products rather then job hunting. The Rolo is my chosen project as I was determined to recreate the beautifully simple chocolate treat at a pimped up level... Firstly I strolled down to my local Wilcos to pick up a ‘mould’ for my Rolo production. Ideally I was looking for a large plastic bowl with a round base and flat slanted sides and a smaller similar shaped bowl to create the ‘core’. After purchasing the afore mentioned bowls (which sides sadly were not flatly slanted to my liking but rounded. However I made do), I cruised down to Tescos and picked up my ingredients:

3 bags of Werthers Originals Chewy Toffee. (Perhaps use more. I felt my chocolate to Toffee ratio was not quite right.) 10 (100g) bars of Tescos Value (Remember I am unemployed) Milk Chocolate 1 bottle of Tescos Pure Vegetable Oil (for greasing purposes) 1 pack of Rolos (for sampling and display purposes) This came to approximately £5.15

Production Commences. Pimpin baby!! 1. I tend to be fairly messy and I couldn’t find my mums apron, so I fashioned myself a protective outfit out of a Morrison’s Carrier bag (Careful kids!! Plastic bags can be dangerous due to suffocation)

2. I then broke up my chocolate. This was both time consuming and painful on the thumbs. I suggest using a hammer for easier breakage.

3. I then put some of the chocolate onto melt.

4. While the chocolate was melting I brushed the inside of the bigger bowl and the outside of the little bowl with oil to prevent stickage later on. (Remember to remove price stickers from the bowl or you get little pieces of paper stuck to your Rolo.) 5. After greasing I returned to my chocolate to find that it had taken on a strange grainy texture. I feel this is due to my reckless inattentive behaviour and neglect, or the fact that I burned it as I did it in the pan. I attempted to rectify this by adding a splash of milk. This made my chocolate lumpy and sticky. – not good!! Start again!! Use the bowl over a pan of simmering water method!!

6. I then poured the chocolate into the base of the bowl and placed it in the freezer. 7. In the meantime I melted more chocolate. 8. I then placed the smaller bowl on top of the now solidified base and added the melted chocolate so it goes up the side of the smaller bowl. (Here I had underestimated the amount of chocolate required so had to go back to Tescos (N.B. Remember to take off the sexy apron before leaving the house.) and buy 9 more bars of chocolate. This adds a further £2.25 to the price, taking ‘The Mighty Rolo’ up to a grand total of approx. £7.40. (this value not include health and home insurance required for production of ‘The Mighty Rolo’)

9. Melt some of the newly purchased chocolate and finish pouring up the side of the smaller ‘core’ bowl. Replace in the freezer until set. 10. Whilst this is occurring unwrap all the Toffees. This is time consuming. Get some friends round!

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