I must admit I have been a little lazy in updating my blog, past couple of weeks. Just been a little hectic. But hopefully it should be better now.
I made this recipe a few days ago and I have been thinking of posting it since then. Its a pretty easy recipe. My mother use to make it in India too. I had lots of plain tea time biscuits lying in my pantry, so I had to think of a way to use them up. After thinking for a few days, I suddenly remembered that mom use to make something similar using Marie biscuits. So, I thought a little more, fished around my pantry for a while, gathered all the ingredients, and began recreating the recipe with all that I had on hand.
It wasn't' hard, cause half way through, I figured out, that almonds, chocolate and coconut, can never taste wrong.
Here is the recipe. It gets a little messy,while making them, but it tastes really good.
You will need
- plain biscuits (Marie biscuits, graham crackers etc)- 20-30
- milkmaid- 1/2 tin
- cocoa powder-2-3 tbsp
- whole almonds
- dessicated coconut- 1 1/2 cups
- milk- 1/2 cup (usually the whole thing is not used)
- sugar (optional)- to taste
You will have to
- crush the biscuite in a food processor or put it in a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin.
- mix in the cocoa powder and the half the coconut.
- now add the milkmaid and mix everything. at this point the mixture will be very sticky.
- add a tsp of milk. mix. taste. if sugar seems to be less, add according to the taste.
- check if the mixture can be rolled into balls.
- add little more milk if required.
- wet your palm with little water. take a little bit of the mixture, flatten it. place one whole almond in the centre.
- roll it up into a ball.
- pour out the rest of the coconut into a flat plate.
- roll the chocolate balls in the coconut, till the coconut covers the entire ball.
- repeat with the rest of the mixture.
- depending on the size, you could make close to 20- 25 chocolate balls.
- refrigerate it for up to a week.