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 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.