Rice biscuit choc balls.

These were going to be rum balls, but, seeing as I didn’t have any rum or marie biscuits I had to make do.

I found a rather old and crumbly packet of rice cookies in the cupboard and decided to use those.

I crumbled them up a bit in my hands to break them up and then whizzed them in the Bellini for about about 5 seconds on speed 6.

I then added 70gms cocoa, a cup of dessicated coconut and about 2/3 tin of condensed milk. I whizzed this for 5 seconds on speed 5.

It was pretty sticky and tricky to get out of the bowl.  I ended up removing the blades so I could scrape it all out.

It was so easy. Really the trickiest and most time consuming part was rolling them into balls and into the coconut.

After they set, they were consumed pretty quickly by the family.  Next time I will make a double batch!

Rice biscuit choc balls


Happy New Year



Shortbread…. a little on the crunchy side.

Seeing as Christmas was coming I decided to make some shortbread. I read up on different recipes and took the plunge.
As usual, when I bake, something always goes wrong! I was hoping the bellini would change that. When I went to get the groceries, I couldn’t find rice flour anywhere, the shop was crazy busy with people so I thought I could just mill my own. I read up on what to do and gave it a go. I milled about 110gms white rice. Obviously I found out later, I didn’t quite mill it for long enough. My lovely shortbread ended up with lots of crunchy rice bits in it. Hubby was very kind and said he quite liked it that way.

Anyway, the most important thing was, it actually looked very pretty. I saw an idea on pinterest, where you press a glass jar with a cut pattern on the bottom into the dough before cutting it out.
Looks quite fancy pants!

Cut glass pressed shortbread. Perfect for Christmas!

Cut glass pressed shortbread. Perfect for Christmas!

Until the next adventure,