Growing up in Australia you don’t really understand how it can snow at Christmas, it is so hot. We use to call these apricot balls snow balls because they were white and might be something you would find at the north-pole.
Most of my Christmas memories are sitting around the table at my Grandparents farm in the country. Everything smelt different out there, usually due to the wood-fired oven that has never gone out – not a single day. Lunch would be roasting away while we all sit around the table sharing stories of the year and swapping presents. On the table were always rumballs or apricot balls. My grandmother and mother have always used weetbix for these instead of the arrowroot which I have used. I wanted to try something else which would be a little smoother. There was also a small bowl of lollies on the table.
It was a time of fond memories and a time when Amy (my sis) and I could eat lollies for the day. It was a special day. As we got older we started making these balls to take with us to Christmas lunch. They just have to be around on the table or in the fridge. It is apart of my Christmas I don’t think will ever change.
Did you ever make apricot balls as a kid? What did you use?
- 1 pkt of arrowroot biscuits
- 300gm dried apricots
- 1 tin of condensed milk
- Desiccated coconut for coating
- In a blender place the biscuits and apricots and wizz until they make fine bread crumbs. Add the condensed milk and combine to a thick paste. Form balls by rolling them in your hand the size of a 20 cent piece. Roll them in coconut before storing them. Refrigerate overnight before serving.