I know I claim to hate cooking and I stand by my claims vehemently even though I do seem to be cooking a lot. Its OK, its just a phase. I blame masterchef.
My cupcakes were too sickly sweet for the birthday do yesterday so I did what any cooking hater wouldn't do and spent hours scouring the Internet for recipes.
I am most pleased with the results and realized what you cooking nuts already know. These are fantastic recipes for kids to make too. Make the day before if you can.
- 250g Nice biscuits.
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 395g can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (1 teaspoon natural vanilla essence)
- About 3/4 cup desiccated coconut, for coating
Using a food processor, combine cocoa and Nice biscuits. Blend until they look like fine crumbs( I don't mind the odd chunky bit )
In a bowl mix crumbs with remaining ingredients
Refrigerate for half and hour to make mixture firmer but no longer or you wont be able to get it out of the bowl........(yes , I did that and then later found my husband hacking away at it with a knife to eat it)
Roll into bite size balls.
Roll the ball in the remaining coconut to coat.
I used the 65 cent wafers from Coles in the biscuit section
- 1 and a half packets of vanilla wafers
- Half a packet of Marie Biscuits(120g)
- Half a cup of coconut
- (another 3/4 of a cup of coconut to coat balls)
- 1 tin of sweetened condensed milk ( I used 99%fat free because we want to appear to be healthy don't we?)
Blend Marie biscuits until they are a fine crumb
Mix all ingredients in a bowl then roll them into bit size balls.
Roll into remaining coconut to coat.
For added Princess sparkle value I rolled mine first in fairy dust sprinkles but I am a bit like that. You can omit this and it wont effect flavor.
- 2 1/2 cups Madeira cake crumbs (approximately 280g)
- 1/4 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 cup Condensed sweetened Milk(99% fat free of course)
- 1/2 cup of raisins or sultanas
- 1 tablespoon rum essence
- 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles