Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Rumball Recipe


Don't let the title fool you, I promise this Rumball recipe is actually sans alcohol and very kid friendly, but I wouldn't object to adding a little rum in to get everyone into the festive mood. You'll thank me for this later when you're sitting around a table with your relatives and they start asking you why you still don't have a boyfriend. Is this just me?

 Taking a leaf from the classic Rumball, I have followed most of the original recipe with a few minor adjustments but reducing the amount of cocoa powder and adding in some festive food colouring choices. You could definitely take this recipe and use any type of food colouring depending on the occasion and time of year. A recipe that's this versatile is always a keeper to have in your arsenal.







Christmas Rumball Recipe

What You Will Need:

1 packet of plain biscuits (Marie or Digestives)
1 395g tin of condensed milk
1 cup desiccated coconut
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 Vanilla bean

Extra coconut for rolling
Food colouring (red & green)

Method:

1. Place the biscuits in a food processor and process until they resemble fine crumbs.
2. Place the biscuit crumbs into a bowl and add in cocoa powder and coconut and mix through.
3. Add your choice of food colouring to the condensed milk and stir through until it has coloured the milk.
4. Add the coloured condensed milk to the dry mix and stir through well.
5. Roll heaped teaspoons of mixture into little balls and then roll through the extra coconut to coat.
6. Optional: Add in some extra food colouring to the coconut for rolling.
7. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.




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What are some of your favourite classic recipes to put a festive spin on? 
Are you a fan of Rumballs or is it a very Australian thing?

27 comments:

  1. Ohmygoddd, they look incredible! Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely be giving them a go! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

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    1. Thank you so much! Let me know how you get on with them!

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  2. Oeh! They look delicious! I definitely wanna try these!
    WritingMonique

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    1. You totally should! They taste amazing!

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  3. Yummy, want to try!
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  4. Delish! I wish I could eat this right away!
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    1. Don't you wish you could reach through the computer screen and just try one? Haha

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  5. Ohhh so delicious
    Want to it them right now :p
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    1. They are so delicious! They didn't last more than two days in our house LOL!

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  6. They don't only look delicious, but also so festive! x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. Best of both worlds? Hahah

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  7. The post is so great! I love the pictures:)

    irenethayer.com

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  8. I LOVE RUM BALLS. LIKE, LOVE. And I HATE when they have alcohol. I don't know why that is but I just don't like it. I actually don't like booze in any sweets, I think I can draw that back to birthdays when I was younger and my families obsession with those gross "continental" cakes (that could be just me).

    BTW I'm also finding the same thing with my fambam too. "why no boyfriend?". Thankfully it's only just started now that I'm in my late twenties and EVERYONE I know is married and engaged or had their first child. Urgh, it's so bad.
    Sxx
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    1. OMG, continental cakes were the worst! Totally turned me off alcohol in sweets forever! Haha

      At least it's only started for you now! I'm in my early twenties and my grandparents have been bugging me about it since I was 18! LOL

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  9. Ohh I've never had these before, but I love the taste of rum! :) They seem so fun, festive and easy to prepare. Thank you for sharing, I might give these a go this Christmas! x

    Kay
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    1. Ooh definitely do Kay! If you decide to make them alcoholic and taste them with Rum, I think you only need to add about 1- 2 Tablespoons of it!

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  10. oh wow, thislooks so tasty *_*
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  11. This looks so cute and yummy
    A perfect dessert in christmas eve

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    1. I agree! I think I might have to whip up another batch of these on Thursday!

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  12. This is the first time I've heard of rumballs but reading the ingredient list, it sure sounds delicious! May I know how much rum to add for the adult version (gosh, that sounds like porn but whatever. LOL!) because I want to bring it over to my in-laws for Christmas. Also is there a substitute for condensed milk for someone who is diary intolerant?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. LOL! I'm not sure about a sub for the condensed milk but it's only 1 to 2 tablespoons from memory. Although, you can really add as much as you want if you want it to pack a punch!

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