Rum Balls

Another staple in the Lewis/Peachey/Connolly household. This is one of the very first memories I have of cooking with my nana… she would make a batch or two of these and then we would get to roll them. It was so much fun, they were off sizes and different shapes (my rolling skills have gotten much better) and there was always coconut everywhere, but we did always have to talk or whistle while we were making them so we wouldn’t eat them as we went! She never seemed to mind the mess and I remember one Christmas saying to her that I was sorry for the mess and she would reply with, that’s ok Elizabeth it’s not hard to clean up and it is all apart of the fun!

I loved my nana, she was amazing… She died on the 30th of November I thought it was only 3 years ago, but realised that it was 2010 so 4 years since she passed! It has gone so quickly, but my memories and her hand written recipes are still very much apart of my life! She is one of the main influencers of my love of good food! Anyway, must move on or I will start crying!

This recipe is so easy and you won’t believe how great they taste for so little ingredients. It is all about the rum, if you can get Over Proof Rum it really is the best, but it is terribly expensive, so normal rum will do. I always get a bottle of OP Rum from someone who is going overseas as it is much cheaper and lasts a long time because I really only use it at Christmas.

One last thing… 2 tablespoons of rum is the ingredients, but there always seemed to be tasting and a few more splashes going on, I don’t think it was every really measured… They do taste strong straight away but mellow in the fridge as the days go on!

Ingredients – Make 40 teaspoon size Rum Balls

1 Packet Milk Coffee Biscuits (this can be gluten free if you use your favourite dry biscuit)

2 Tablespoons Cocoa (20g)

2 Tablespoons of Overproof Rum (or Underproof Rum is fine) (40g)

3/4 cup Desiccated Coconut (65g)

1 Tin Condensed Milk

extra coconut for rolling

Method

1. Crush biscuits by hand or in a food processor until they are a fine crumb and pour into a bowl.

2 Add all other ingredients and mix until well combined.

3. Roll into teaspoonful balls and roll into sprinkles or coconut and place in the fridge or freezer.

Rum Balls

4. Eat! I love them straight out of the freezer frozen as they seem to last longer and I like the cold mixture, but they taste equally good at room temperature.

 

THERMOMIX METHOD

Thermomix

This recipe was made in the TM31 and can be made on manual in the TM5

This is a very easy recipe to double, but I find that it is quicker to just do it in single batches as it is so fast!

1. Place biscuits into mixing bowl and mill 4 seconds/speed 8.

Rum Balls

2 Add all other ingredients and mix 15 seconds speed 3.

3. Roll into teaspoonful balls and roll into sprinkles or coconut and place in the fridge or freezer.

4. Eat! I love them straight out of the freer frozen as they seem to last longer and I like the cold mixture, but they taste equally good just out of the fridge.

Rum Balls

I told you they were easy!

I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane for me… it is always hard at Christmas when you are remembering loved ones that are no longer with us. I hope and pray that this Christmas is filled with all love, joy and peace and that you are surrounded by people who you love!

I would love to hear your stories about you first cooking experiences… what brings up the best Christmas images for you?

Merry Christmas!

Liz x

 

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