But after reading Trupti's post about her devious darlings, I thought well I should be really laughing about it now. And I am now. Well now you are wondering what this story is all about. Well it started when I was about 12 or 13 when I thought I had already out grown the need for adult supervision. So when my parents weren't at home (and my 15 year old bro was 'da man of da house'), I decided to make toffee.
Toffee is caramalised sugar and is a favourite at kids parties (why wouldn't it be! it is basically just sugar). And after hearing the recipe from my friend (who had made it herself) okay this can't be that hard, I'll make it. Well it is basically making a sugar syrup that with solidfy. And when hearing the recipe I thought I would know when this point was. But in reality, I burnt it. This was the point where brother dear came in going, what's the smell? with me replying 'nothing' and thus he returned to watching tv.
Well since I had burnt it I thought I couldn't do anything with so I thought I would pour it into the trash. And I did this when it was hot! And long and behold, our plastic trash can started melting! Lucky it didn't melt the whole thing otherwise I would be trouble.
So from that day onward, my dad repeated that story to EVERYONE. Everyone who heard the trash can melting story told me to stay away from kitchen for ever, even when I was 20. Of course I'm not the type of person that actually listens to what any one says and kept on going (and ended up here! :)) Well that experience did scare me of cooking a little but not entirely. Not enough to stop me making Rum Balls (without rum, a PG version) that involved no heating element!
These are a really yummy kid's food but adults are kids at heart and love them anyway. I have heard you can coat these with chocolate but never tried them as I was scared of the stove for a good couple of years after that. But as I had a small get together on the weekend I thought it would be a good idea to make them again.
This recipe I usually don't use measurements as I can tell if it enough or not but this time I did so that I can share it with you guys.
So I am sharing this recipe with you on the condition you never repeat the trash can melting story or mention it to anyone (including me!) :)
1 250g packet Marie biscuits- or other plain biscuits.
1/3 cup desiccated coconut- you can add up to 1/2 cup to suit your taste.
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 395g can sweetened condensed milk
extra desiccated coconut for rolling.
- Powder the biscuits in food processor. If this has some small bits it is okay.
- To this add the coconut and cocoa powder and mix.
- Add the condensed milk and mix until well combined
- Now wet your hands a little and roll a small ball of the mixture. Then roll in coconut coat.
- Repeat the last step until you have used all the of the mixture.