Monday, December 20, 2010

Sugar Plums!

Rhu was in a panic. She needed this recipe before a Christmas baking meltdown occurred! And you know what that means? MAYHEM.

Just kidding, Rhu wasn't panicked, she just put the call out to find the recipe and looking for an interesting distraction from the current stress, I took the call and made it my business to find it. What a twitter/food blogging / facebook friends for right? ;)

I have been searching high and low for this recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Mag.

Who came through with the goods and had the mag? It was Linda from Bubble and Sweet! She was able to email us the recipe. Linda is a baking wiz so get over there and pay her a visit.

Photo with permission from Alison at Guess What?!?
Go and visit Alison HERE to read about the Brisbane Food Bloggers
eating their way around Brisbane! Its a great post.

Sugar Plums
100g white chocolate, chopped
225g Madeira cake, brown edges removed
2 Tbsp rum
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp thickened cream
85 g pink coloured jelly crystals
Melt chocolate cool for 10 mins, crumble cake into medium bowl. Add rum, vanilla, cream and chocolate and stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 45 mins or until firm enough to roll.
Put jelly crystals in a small bowl. Roll 2 tsp of cake mixture into walnut size ball and roll in crystals. Pop on tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat with remaining mixture. If you like a thicker coating roll balls in jelly a second time. Chill for 1 -2 hours until firm.

I promise to be back to post more soon. I am taking my baby laptop on holidays because I am so looking forward to the time to catch up reading all of my favourite blogs and to post some more!


  1. How lovely are you for helping me out? Did you know that had been trying to find this for *days* - even tried backordering via the newsagency - no avail. Thankyou Ms D, you are divine and thank your gorgeous friend for me too. I'll blog my results :)

  2. thanks for the recipe!! I think I remember that Judy said they substituted white chocolate mud cake and sherry for the madeira cake and the brandy.

  3. yum! yum! thanks for the recipe xx

  4. So happy to help out, they do look super sweet. Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with in the new year.


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