Copyright © 2020 Nigella Lawson. In a bowl mix the powdered biscuits,unsweetened cocoa and powdered sugar. If you want to include crushed nuts, substitute 1 cup of the wafers for 1 cup of nuts, such as hazelnuts. Thank you {% member.data['first-name'] %}.Your comment has been submitted. I made these and they didn’t last until Christmas Day. I suggest you use a nice dark Jamaican rum for this recipe. Line a baking sheet (that will fit in the fridge) with clingfilm, baking parchment, foil or Bake-O-Glide, and set it to one side while you make the bonbons. 2. Thank you {% member.data['first-name'] %}.Your comment has been submitted. These truffles freeze very well. Rum balls take less than 20 minutes to throw together OR even less if you get the kids involved! 16. ; Make sure not to roll the balls too long in your hands, or they will start melting, and chocolate will get everywhere. Whisk together eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. These are delectable little bonbons made by mixing up cooked and cooled Christmas pudding (see Additional Information below), liquor, syrup and melted chocolate, rolling them into small balls, then dripping melted white chocolate on them and arranging small pieces of red and green glacé cherries on top. Shape into 3cm balls and roll in additional icing sugar. Rum Balls are made with vanilla cookie crumbs, pecans, cocoa, confectioners’ sugar, and spiced rum. To gift rum balls, simply find a festive gift box, load with small, paper liners, and load with your delicious, boozy, rum balls. Much imitated by other chefs - but never bettered. Christmas Rum Balls(Or Bourbon Balls) by Bergy (103) 100 All-Time Best Holiday Recipes. You can crush the biscuits by hand using a rolling pin (pop the biscuits into an airtight plastic bag and continue to bang and roll them until they resemble fine crumbs). Do you love the taste of coconut? Pour in the melted dark chocolate and stir again: this will make the mixture much more cohesive. Crumble the cold Christmas pudding into a bowl, add the Pedro Ximénez sherry and golden syrup or light corn syrup and stir briskly till all is incorporated. Roll each ball into coconut one at a time and return to the baking sheet. Shape into balls and roll in coconut or chocolate sprinkles. These little rich and decadent Chocolate Rum Balls are our very own quintessential Christmas treat in Australia, where chocolate and coconut meet condensed milk and crushed wafers or cookies! Mix thoroughly. Chocolate Coconut Truffles. Ratings . Submit a Recipe Correction Advertisement. Form truffle mixture into 1-inch balls by hand and set on a lined baking sheet. You should get about 30 out of this mixture; fight the impatient urge to make these balls larger as you go. But if you want to save time, then simply crush them in a food processor, blender or Thermomix. Add the lemon juice and rum then mix together thoroughly. How to Gift Rum Balls. YOU'LL ALSO LOVE. https://www.notquitenigella.com/2019/12/18/chocolate-rum-truffle-truffles They were rich and delicious and I think I used a bit more than the stated amount of alcohol. Prep time 15 min. Grandma's Rum Balls. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list. These where not for me, I just decided I do not like chocolate and christmas pudding together! These babies have got everything going for them. Even Christmas pudding haters consumed them with gusto. Crumble the cold Christmas pudding into a bowl, add the Pedro Ximénez sherry and golden syrup and stir briskly till all is incorporated. Pack in boxes and store in a very cool place. https://www.notquitenigella.com/2014/09/30/best-bliss-ball-recipes Melt the chocolate (either in a bowl set over a pot of simmering water - don't let the bottom of the bowl touch the water - or in a microwave at 50% power in short bursts of 30 seconds until completely melted). Chocolate Balls is a community recipe submitted by sanaish and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe. Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl suspended above a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Add the rum and stir to combine. I make these every year and the process has become one of the highlights of the season. NOTE: I made this using some leftover pudding, foil wrapped and waiting to be gratifyingly recycled (though you could buy a mini one, microwave it and leave it to get cold) and adding a slug of my beloved Pedro Ximénez – since that was the alcohol I’d originally put into the pudding – and an ooze of golden syrup before compacting it with melted dark chocolate, but you could just as easily add rum or brandy. OR just roll the rum balls in cocoa powder, chocolate sprinkles or desiccated coconut (easy and quicker option) and serve ’em just like that. Step 1: Crush the biscuits. They are somewhat like truffles, only stronger in taste because of the rum. 15. Add little milk to the mixture and make a dough. Chill in the freezer for 30 minutes. Nigella's classic recipe from her book Feast (2004) is black as death, as dense as London fog and so moreish it can be devoured in one sitting. These rum balls are a good reminder to me that food is more than just fuel. Use good quality chocolate for the best results. Chill before serving. If made 2 weeks ahead, add a label to say "keep cool and eat within 1 or 2 days". https://bloatalrecall.blogspot.com/2011/09/nutella-booze-balls.html choc sprinkles or coconut for rolling about in (the rum balls, of course…) What you do with it… Mix all the dry ingredients together and then mix in the wet ingredients. Simply process a packet of milk arrowroot biscuits (250gm), a tin of condensed milk (395gm), a cup of desiccated coconut and 2 tablespoons of dark rum. And it has nothing to do with the actual balls themselves! MAKE AHEAD TIP: Make the bonbons up to 2 weeks before eating or giving. Using wet hands shape into small balls. Quickly roll tablespoons of mixture into Melt butter, add brown sugar and stir over heat for 2-3 mins until the sugar has dissolved. Shape mixture into walnut sizes balls and dredge with remaining sugar or leave them plain. Too easy. Crush the marie biscuits to fine powder. Roll in the extra coconut. Add crushed vanilla wafers and nuts. Cook time 0 min. Copyright © 2020 Nigella Lawson, 125 grams best-quality dark chocolate (finely chopped), 350 grams cooked and cooled christmas pudding (see Additional Information, below), 100 grams white chocolate (finely chopped), 6 green glace cherries (or 6 short lengths angelica), ⅔ cup best-quality bittersweet chocolate (finely chopped), 2¾ cups cooked and cooled christmas pudding (see Additional Information, below), 2 tablespoons golden syrup or light corn syrup, 6 green candied cherries (or 6 short lengths angelica). Mix everything in a bowl and roll into balls, then you just give them a quick toss in any topping you can think of. RUM BALLS. To decorate, melt the white chocolate either in a heatproof bowl suspended over a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave according to the manufacturer’s guidelines, then let it cool for about 5 minutes, to make it easier to work with, while you chop the red cherries into small pieces (to evoke berries), and snip the green cherries (or angelica) into miniature lengths, to represent leaves. Baker's Tips. Now pour chocolate sauce over each ball n garnish with crushed almonds or chocolate and keep in the refrigerator to cool for 1 hour and then it's ready to eat. Write a review. https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/9972/rum-or-bourbon-balls Pour in the melted bittersweet chocolate and stir again: this will make the mixture much more cohesive. In my house, there is an ongoing playful argument around the ‘correct’ name for these chocolatey coconutty balls. Cover with clingfilm and slot into the fridge to firm up. Place in boxes to give away – if you use small boxes that will fit 6 bonbons each, you will get 5 adorable presents out of this – or on a plate to hand round with coffee, instead of dessert, after a post-Christmas dinner. Omit the rum for the teetotallers among you or ramp up the rum to three tablespoons for a good rum flavour. 2-3 Tablesoons is a nice subtle rum flavor, I like using spiced rum for that little extra kick, and going up to 6 tablespoons of rum will really lend for a nice punch of rum … Assemble the truffles. Melt the bittersweet chocolate in a heatproof bowl suspended above a pan of simmering water, or in the microwave according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Another note: With the chocolate rum balls recipe you can vary the amount of rum in these without affecting the texture too much. These are delectable little bonbons made by mixing up cooked and cooled Christmas pudding (see Additional Information below), liquor, syrup and melted chocolate, rolling them into small DIRECTIONS. I like these: Mini Foil Wrappers — perfect rum balls … In a large bowl, stir together the crushed vanilla wafers, icing sugar, cocoa and walnuts. Yum! https://www.nigella.com/recipes/members/sanaishs-chocolate-balls This is the quickest 5 minute recipe – simply crush, mix, roll and coat!. Sift the cocoa with 1 cup sugar. Serve at room temperature. These do taste like spiced rum… 80 Best Christmas Cookies. https://www.womensweeklyfood.com.au/recipes/classic-rum-balls-1632 Line a baking tray with parchment paper. I made these rum balls a few years back for a Christmas treat and have made them every Christmas since. The mixture should be soft and pliable. 26 Essential Holiday Side Dishes. 14. Is Fav. Absolutely delicious and a great suggestion by wires on 14/12/17 re decoration but I would probably wait for the mixture to dry a bit before rolling as mixture is very wet. In a bowl mix the powdered biscuits,cocoa powder and powdered sugar. I like to play with different alcohols (or substitute pomegranate juice for the t-total folk). Because both you and Margaret have found the rum balls to be a little too soft, we have amended the recipe to include 1/2 cup desiccated coconut in the mixture. Recipe ID. Built by Embark. To make this step easier, put on a pair of those disposable vinyl gloves sold in hardware stores and supermarkets, pinch out small lumps of mixture and roll so that you have little rounds about the size of a chocolate truffle. I also don't do the fiddly snipping of cherries and use shop bought sugar holly decorations: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0043J955U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1, Built by Embark. Stir in golden syrup and rum. Chill the mixture for a minimum of 1 hour. Stir in chocolate mixture, then … Stir in the spiced rum mixed with the syrup. 13. And, although they look like miniature Christmas puddings, they taste like meltingly rich, spiced chocolate truffles. Ah, rich and dark.... didn't last the day. Crush the marie biscuits to fine powder. ; Make sure that the chocolate mixture is cold enough to roll into balls, or it will melt too fast. Serves 36 Nutritional information per serving . 2 ½ tablespoons rum. Super-tasty, impressive, messy but easy treats. This should allow the rum balls to better hold their shape when removed from the fridge for serving. ; Don't skip placing the chocolate rum balls in the freezer so they can set up correctly. Nigella has been teaching us about the pleasures of the table since her first book, How to Eat, hit the shelves in 1998. Arrange rum balls on a baking sheet, cover well with plastic wrap and let sit for 48 hours. https://www.greatbritishfoodawards.com/recipes/boozy-rum-truffles Chocolate Cloud Cake With Alternative Fats. Mix in the dry ingredients. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Highly recommended. NO BAKING required and NO need to melt any CHOCOLATE! 2) Roll into 2.5cm balls and then into remaining icing sugar. 1) In a large bowl combine wafer crumbs, 110g icing sugar, walnuts, rum, corn syrup, butter and knead together. How To Make Rum Balls. This is another nostalgic recipe for Christmas time treats. Using a teaspoon, drip a little of the melted but slightly cooled white chocolate on each bonbon, then arrange the infuriatingly sticky pieces of cherry on top. I used milk chocolate because that sweetness was a nice contrast against the bitter-sweet, boozy dark chocolate rum balls. I make these delicious rum balls from memory, too, and they are quick and easy. 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