Monday, December 24, 2007

Recipe for fun with friends @ Christmas!

I decided to try my hand at the delicate art of "sweet making" this Christmas and then realizing that I had not the foggiest clue about anything remotely concerned with the process, I called in re-enforcements; a.k.a Trippy and Shutterbug.

So here's a quick notes version of the events that transpired earlier today:

Step 1: Shutterbug checks to make sure we have all the ingredients we need.

  • 1/2 kg of non sweetened biscuits
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 200 gms drinking chocolate or cocoa powder
  • 2 fistful of minced raisins or plums
  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 3 -4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bottle of dark rum
Step 2: Powder biscuits. Add sugar, cocoa and minced raisins and mix.

Step 3: Add beaten egg and rum a little at a time and knead into a dough with the butter

Step 3.5: Try to understand how the hand beater works.

Step 3.8: Figure out the hand mixer.

Step 4: Add extra rum if needed to take off the taste of the eggs. More rum the better. (which we did - liberally)

Step 4.5: Give up on the hand beater and decide to use good old (wo)man power! Make funny faces as you knead the dough - it's key!

Step 5: Make mixture into small balls. Or large balls. Whichever floats your boat.

Step 6: Garnish with coconut shavings and and refrigerate for 1/2 hour. You can also use finely chopped nuts (for that delightful balls and nuts combo), or coco power (for a bitter sweet taste)

Step 7: Contemplate afternoon's work.
Note: Finished product may vary depending on quality of ingredients and cooking skills of chefs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The next cooking show on the Food Network...look out Anna's IHandN!!!! Love the look of contemplation over the finished product...they looked good enough to eat...hope you did.

Penguin Pal

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