Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Snowball Recipe

Shoo!! My week so far has certainly been hectic. It's month end on my side and I don't know if I'm coming or going!! My apologies, Nazrah, for the late posting of the snowball recipe. Anyhow, below is step by step instructions as well as pics.

You will need the following:

125g butter

50ml oil

1 cup (250ml) sugar

1tsp (5ml) vanilla essence

2 cups (500ml) self raising flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

50ml milk

3 large eggs



Sauce ingredients:

Equal amounts of boiling water and apricot jam.

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Sift together the flour and baking powder.




In a separate bowl add butter, oil, sugar and vanilla essence.



Beat butter, oil, sugar and vanilla essence well until light and fluffy.



Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.




Then add half the flour mixture, once you add the dry ingredients do not beat the mixture too much. This will cause the snowballs to rise to a point when you bake them, instead of being flat.



Then mix in half the liquid.



Then, add the rest of the dry ingredients as well as the last of the milk. Once again, do not beat the mixture too much. Divide the mixture between 3 bowls equally. The mixture in one bowl should be left as is. The mixture in the 2 remaining bowls should be colored with a few drops of food coloring, green and red food coloring would do. The mixture should not be too dark, so be careful when adding the color. I use a toothpick to add the coloring.


Spray muffin or bun trays with non stick cooking spray. Place a teaspoon of each color mixture in every cavity. Depending on the size of the snowball, one batch makes about 30 snowballs.


Bake for about 12 minutes until springy to the touch. Allow to cool completely.


Bring the ingredients for the sauce to boil until the jam has dissolved completely. The sauce should not be too watery and not too thick either. To check that you have the right consistency, when the sauce has cooled, dip your finger in it and rub with the thumb. It should feel sticky but not thick.



Dip each snowball into the jam sauce and then roll in fine desiccated coconut. Do not soak in sauce, it will become too soggy and break.






And voila!! Your snowballs are done, to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee!!


Happy baking and keep me posted on your efforts!!

6 comments:

Smooches said...

ooh yummy! they look delish! perhaps i should try some... they are my mom's favourite! :)

Anonymous said...

Slmz, i just want to say shukran, for the the snowball recipe that i found on the internet, i'v always tried making snowballs but never did it come out the way it was suppose to.
Shukran
Sumaiyah Watson

Shahieda said...

Wasalaam Sumaiyah,

Thank you for visiting my blog :)

I've been using this recipe since high school days and it's never failed me.

Afwaan, do visit again :)

Anonymous said...

Slmz Shahieda,any good chocolate cake recipe's i can try out for eid??hope you have a wonderful eid,
Sumaiyah Watson
mailto:swsupliers@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

slms - wanted to know - have you ever made a snowball recipe with cream center? can you mail if so? shakiras@laragh.com

shukran

Shahieda said...

Wasalam Shakira,

Yes, I've made the snowball with the cream center just recently. I'll email you the link of the website I found it on :)

http://www.halaalrecipes.co.za/369/madeleines.html