with extensions over garages Valerie. Can I add more nilla wafers? A wonderful new family tradition…THANK YOU! There are so many different rum ball recipes out there I wasn't sure which to try! I take care to ensure the sprinkles on the outside are also not artificial chocolate sprinkles, but real chocolate sprinkles. In similar recipes I have used the food processor. Give it a go, but maybe 1/4 or 1/2 batch? Honestly, so many others have made this recipe without an issue that my thoughts go two ways: either you measured something wrong and didn’t realize it, or your room temperature is really warm. Shezam! The chocolate sprinkles are not artifically flavoured, either. That year, we came with many of the doughs already made and ready to roll and bake. Thanks for a new family cookie tradition…can’t wait for x’mas to hear the comments, Mimom! Valerie, What do you consider “icing sugar”? Remembering not only my mother gazing wistfully into that bakery window, but also Flury’s, Kolkata’s iconic tea-room—scene of another rum ball indulgence. Let cool completely and then chop the nuts finely with a knife or place the nuts in your food processor and pulse until finely chopped. If necessary, slowly add more rum to the food processor until the mixture comes together and forms a mass around the blade or holds together when you pinch it. Learn how your comment data is processed. I wonder why the chocolate/paste/sour cream/salt mixture is blended and added separately? Not anything too significant; more for my own frame of reference than anyone else’s. I will let you know how they turn out. As a brand new Gramsy, so be prepared to hear a lot about this new role in her life! Sincerely appreciate that you took the time to comment and am just tickled that you enjoyed the rum balls! Marcel’s madeleine is famous. Love to hear these stories. Valerie. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Your email address will not be published. I think as long as I keep all the chocolate dark, I could make these dairy free with a sour cream substitute. 🙂 🙂 Valerie, PS: My best bet, Rose, is that it may have come from the side of the ‘Nilla Wafer biscuits once upon a time – which would explain the essence of it being across the country. Valerie. And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me … this new sensation having the effect, which love has, of filling me with a precious essence.’. Thank you, Beth, Hi, Beth! Rum balls may be popular in Britain, but they’re also traditional fare in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and elsewhere. Hi Beth, Your email address will not be published. Rum balls make a delicious dessert, that suits the palates of old and young alike. RMC, thrilled to hear this. (Stollen, LEBKUCHEN, etc). These sweet and fragrant rum-infused treats rolled in toasted coconut are a part of annual traditions that signal the coming of the season. Shortbread like my grandma mad, Holiday Traditions! The batch will yield enough for your entire community, however. Where do you get almond paste? I like to make a few dozen at a time and give them to my neighbors for Christmas—Audrey Larson, Bloomington, Minnesota It’s your job to see that he has plenty of bottle openers … and clean glasses, and to remove empty glasses unobtrusively for washing.’. I recommend making them at least a day or two in advance. streets of— 😉 txs for the great recipie, Thrilled to hear that, Darin! Happy Holidays! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The sugar cane's quality depends on the soil type and climate that it was grown in. This was a recipe that Rae and Deb had tested the year prior and added to their “keeper” list. What did that word ‘continental’ represent? I am so happy to hear that one of my favourite recipes has made it onto your goodie plate and become a family tradition at your house. You will enjoy it! ( Log Out /  This recipe is a family one that my Grandma used to make. From my friend Rae and her sister Debbie, originally. The whole batch is HUGE. The other ingredients are exactly the same and in the same quantities. Oh, and to top it off, I passed a few around the office and others have picked up the recipe also! Christmas Traditions! Rarely does someone come back and tell me that the recipe worked and they love it, so I am so appreciative. Many rum balls contain cocoa, but this one does not. I thought I clicked on the marzipan bars. They are small and not too sweet to suit a picky eater, yet plentiful and tasty for those with a sweet tooth. 🙂 Using a 1-inch sorbet scoop or melon baller, scoop out balls of chocolate-rum mixture and transfer each to the plate lined with plastic wrap. Thanks for your comment. Punch Studio book boxes — I can’t find a source for these. (Or in a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water.) Valerie. Let me know if you have any ideas thank you! Were they an ingredient in Australia’s continental shift? Rum Balls are the perfect holiday cookie with a zing of spice. I had never eaten a rum ball that I liked. Currently have readers in over 80 countries. I am not sure the origin of rum balls, but I know they are popular in European countries. Happy Holidays! I can’t wait to try this but I need to make sure I’m buying the correct ingredients. Hi there. I am going to check Amazon then. I think these rum balls … It has crushed cookies in it, and I always made everything from scratch. 🙂 First melt some chocolate in the microwave. German Lebkuchen Bars Thanks! But, I had never made them because I always made truffles. You can buy it at almost any major supermarket now, and certainly any Italian grocer. Prepare recipe as directed, substituting 3 chopped Swiss dark chocolate nougat bars (3.52 oz. Please let me know what I should use. Hi, In a few words, they are small brioche-like cakes swimming in a rum-spiked citrus syrup. Pondering the cake’s heritage and wondering where it sits in the Australian culinary landscape. Casali Original Rum - Kokos - Value Pack of 2 X 300 g. 4.2 out of … These healthy chocolate rum balls are quick & easy to make. Mix everything in a bowl and roll into balls… What brand of wafer do I use? Is it OK to use Captain Morgans spiced rum instead of white rum? A generalised notion of Europe? Although to my mind, a rum ball without the rum is—well, not a rum ball. This would ensure a more even blending of the ingredients. My mom has made rum balls for as long as I can remember. I was not convinced. Hope this helps and happy holiday baking! They are no-bake, entirely paleo, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free! I remember the sales assistant laughing as she explained that no one would get drunk eating them. Rum balls have been around Christmas goodie plates for many, many years… in the day of the Christmas goodie plate. Thanks for sharing! To gift rum balls, simply find a festive gift box, load with small, paper liners, and load with your delicious, boozy, rum balls. Educator, Writer, Gardener and Traveler who believes in buying and eating locally, and most importantly cooking at home! Not sure why as I followed the recipe closely. With machine on low speed, pour in rum, and mix until crumbs start to come together to form a ball. Many have cut it in half successfully that I am aware of. Within the Caribbean, much of this molasses is from Brazil. Hi Lou, September 1962 The Australian Women’s Weekly ran a five-page guide to ‘Entertaining at Home’. Place the plate with chocolate balls in freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until firm enough to roll. I have a blog devoted entirely to all things chocolate and I’m going to feature this on my blog today with credit and trackbacks to you of course! To store: Rum balls can be stored at room temperature, covered, for up to 2 weeks. Like what you see? Thanks! A definite keeper. Icing sugar is also known as powdered sugar. The rum ball, as its common British name of ‘rum truffle’ suggests, is a small cake that leans towards the chocolate box. Let me know how it goes if you make them. Yes, you can substitute almond paste for marzipan. Maybe that’s why they often appeared in those ‘How to Hostess a Party’ articles of the 1950s and 60s. and private hedges. Somewhere between the madeiras and shortbreads of England and the tortes of central Europe, perhaps? My mother in law’s rum ball recipe is exactly the same as yours, except she uses 2/3 c of coconut, not cocoa. each) for the BAKER'S Chocolate, and reducing the rum extract to 1-1/2 tsp., reducing the sweetened condensed milk to 1/2 cup and reducing the ground pecans to 1/3 cup. Thans! I’ve been making them for 30 years. I don’t remember what type of chocolate I used and the receipt doesn’t say. I am sure it can be – you just have to do the math. HEY! Project 2017: Cooking in the Kitchen With… PARTICIPATE, Project 2017: Cooking in the Kitchen with….Schedule. Some eschew the rum to make a suitable-for-children adaptation. It makes a big difference. I am SO happy to hear this! In a medium bowl, combine the 2 types of chocolate and melt over a double boiler. Please connect with Valerie to buy a Thermomix Machine! Not sure where they got it. [Read More …], Project 2019: Valerie’s Personal Evolv Health Story. The three of us then made them together and Rae suggested adding the marzipan which was brilliant. She reads a ton of recipes. 🙂 Nothing is more frustrating than following a recipe and having it not turn out. What are rum balls? Hey Lauren, They look beautiful on a dessert spread and can be packaged in a decorative tin as a gift. It gives the flavors a chance to blend and mellow. Rum Balls Recipe (Do not double. Roll into 1 inch balls and then into remaining confectioners' sugar. We each had our cars laden with treasured ingredients, secret family recipes, and newly researched recipes. Not easy to make – don’t over-bake – but SO worth it. I’m pretty sure the Flury’s offering had rum flavouring rather than actual rum, but the ones my mother bought that day from the Potters Bar bakery did have real rum in them. I never liked his mother’s so I didn’t know what the big deal was all about. They should be about the size of golf ball and they are not cooked. And the cocoa should be unsweetened cocoa powder? (IF you allow a little bit of alcohol in your diet here and there, obviously). Place on prepared trays. That is why we food bloggers do what we do! Hope this helps! Originally from our December 1993 issue, this boozy confection was created by reader Lela H. Coggins from Brevard, North Carolina. Made your Latvian bacon buns – delicious! I opted for this recipe because it didn't include nuts and uses chocolate instead of just cocoa powder. Change ). Using a teaspoon, scoop out balls from the processor, roll them gently with your hands into irregular-shaped balls, and drop them into a bowl of powdered sugar. Hi Shelley! But, I had never made them because I always made truffles. I am just wondering…. That was their primary appeal. Rum Balls can be made in advance . I use Callebaut dark chocolate. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. HI Kim – I do use a processor – but do not blend until fine – it can be tough to get a coarser consistency and that is what you are looking for. They will keep refrigerated in an airtight container for 7-10 days. Hi! I make my own from Almonds, sugar and egg whites with my Thermomix. They’re a truffle-like confection made from leftover cake, sometimes with a few stale biscuits thrown into the mix, which is crumbled up with melted dark chocolate and rum, rolled into balls, and coated with sprinkles or cocoa. Valerie, It comes from Romania and it is a classic, old recipe, a recipe most Europeans would make. Roll by rounded teaspoonfuls (5 mL) into balls, moistening and wiping hands with damp cloth as needed. They store beautifully in an airtight container in fridge or freezer for several months. We live in New Brunswick. So good! Use a toothpick to dip the balls in the chocolate, tap the excess off and then allow to set on a sheet of parchment paper. 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