Friday, 7 December 2012

Advent Challenge, Day 7; Santas Simple Snowballs

December 7th
Christmas cooking should be all about fun and it is a perfect time to get the kids involved around the kitchen. I remember when I was a child, I always loved helping my gran in the kitchen, usually making soup (admit it, everyone loves their granny's soup.) Whether it was pealing carrots or fetching potatoes from the garden, it was always fun. Recently it seems like people have strayed away from home cooking and kids are swiftly shooed out of the kitchens. The usual excuse I hear is that there are sharp and hot objects, and yes that is certainly true but I remember touching a boiling kettle once, well I can definitely say I learnt my lesson... Okay thats not true, I still grab things at work just out of the oven with my bare hands but I certainly didn't do it again as a child. I don't know, any thought on that? Anyway back to topic, today's recipe makes an excellent little treat or even a homemade gift. A take on the chocolate truffle, these simple snowballs are delicious, easy and fun to make. Enjoy.

400g White Chocolate, broken into pieces
100g of Rich Tea Biscuits
50g of White Maltesers
50g of mini Marshmallows
50g of dried Cranberries
50g of Sponge Cake crumbs
3tbsp of Golden Syrup
100g of desiccated Coconut

1. Place a pan of water on medium heat and gently melt the white chocolate in a bowl over the pan.
2. Crush the biscuits and Maltesers in a bowl.
3. Add the marshmallows, cranberries and cake crumbs, followed by the chocolate and the golden syrup. Mix Well.
4. Tip the desiccated coconut onto a plate. Take a spoonful of the mixture and roll it into a ball on the plate until it has a good coating of coconut.
5. Place on a baking try and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Well I hope you enjoyed today's post. Dont forget to check back tomorrow for the next one or take a look at the previous if you missed any. But for now bros, carry on cooking.

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