Citrus Flavours

Citrus Flavours
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This blog has been designed to enlighten the world to sweet and savoury cusine. Personally, my favourite ingredient in cooking is citrus fruits, particually lemons, so I will try to inspire your inner chef to share the interesting flavour of lemons in the most indulgent cupcakes, muffins, cakes, slices, cookies and of course savoury dishes. My collection of recipes can be applied to any situation; formal or informal, in any case they are delicious and will interest your guests! Enjoy preparing and sharing the following recipes for what will be a memorable gathering with friends and family for any occassion.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dried Fruit Balls

Recipe from Great Aunt Marie
Image by Ifood

(makes about 35)

I'm sure everyone is well educated in the many variations of the classic Rum Balls. This is a very old and much healthier varitation given to me by my Great Aunt Marie. Although I do love the classic, this recipe has a naturally sweet and scrumptious twist. These are perfect for something to nibble with a cup of tea.

  • 1 cup dried fruit medley (apples, apricots, sultanas)
  • 3/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup skim milk powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup desicated coconut

Combine dried fruit medley, raisins and dates. Pour boiling water over fruits and leave for 15 minutes. Add skim milk powder, nuts and half the coconut and mix thoroughly. Using clean hands, form into 2cm balls, roll in remaining coconut. Refrigerate, covered, for a few hours before serving.

Variation: Press mixture into a slab tin which has been sprinkled with coconut. Press remaining coconut on top.

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