Added by frizz1974 | Sat 11 Apr 2009 @ 12:15
Stef gave me this a few years back as we always receive a small cake & pudding in our Christmas hamper & we never eat it. I use a whole small pudding & cake & double the nuts. This year I used salted cashews- chopped, almond flakes & chopped macadamias. Stef adds in another 1/2 cup of dried fruit but with all thats in the pudding/cake why bother. I like to roll them in melted dark choc after they have chilled for a while as I quite like the crunch when I bite into them, but you can just roll them in icing sugar, cocoa or coconut. Oh, and I never sift anything.
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
2 to 4 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
1/2 to 2/3 cup dark rum
2 and half cups crumbled slightly stale fruit cake/dried out christmas pudding
1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice
zest of an orange
the orange juice of the orange you zested to moisten as necessary
Mix everything except the orange juice in a large bowl, moisten with the orange juice till it holds, you can feel it with your fingers.
It is best to mix using your fingers,anyway
Roll into 1-inch diameter balls, chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
Then toss with either more sifted icing sugar or cocoa powder to coat. (or melted choc)
Place in single layers on trays,cover and fridge overnight. Best \'aged\' for 2 to 3 days before consuming.