Chocolate Rum Balls

One of the desert that was served last night.. I had prepared it on friday night..

There is a story behind these rum balls... mom loves munching on rum balls when she was in her teens.. she wud always go to the bakery and buy em'... so when she was in her early 20s (dating my dad too cos they came fm the same dance group) and was active as a traditional malay dancer in hotels all around Singapore.. she wud always keep a look out if the hotel served rum balls. That wud be the only type of "cake" that she wud eat.. now after so many years of enjoying rum balls.. she realised (think after she got married/gave birth to me) that rum balls consist of dark rum... errrr tweet tweet... I did ask mom.. "err cant u taste it" she said errr yeah but I never thought that the cake consists of rum.. errrr tweet tweet again muahahahha

Sooo I thought I'd give her a surprise last night... took out a chocolate cake that I had baked like many months ago fm the freezer... mixed everything except I substituted rum with orange juice and present it to mom... she was all smiles... took a bite and said...

Mom: "Nice but tastes differentttttttt..."
Daughter: "Different??"
Mom: "Yes different..."... Continue munching
Daughter: "Well I substituted rum with orange juice"
Mom: "Ahhh...of cos"
Daughter: "Soooo tell me how do rum balls actually taste like"
Mom: "Like rum.... u know... like alcohol/whisky"... shruged her shoulder
Daughter: "Now mom.. how do u know how whisky tastes like?"
Mom: tweet tweet.... "I dont know... fm the smell i guess..."
3 daughters: "Ohhhhh fm the smellllll"

End of conversation... hahahahaha... with all due respect mom.. we know ur honest when u told us that u didnt know rum balls consisted of rum... hope u like the halal rum balls muahahahaaa

1/4 cup (50g) chopped raisins
1/4 cup (60ml) dark rum (I used orange juice)
3/4 cup (65g) desiccated coconut (I used almond flakes)
2 cups (about 300g) chocolate cake crumbs (I used mix spice chocolate cake crumbs)
1/4 cup (60ml) sweetened condensed milk
Chocolate sprinkles, to coat

Combine the raisins and 1 tablespoon of the rum in a small saucepan over low heat. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside for 5 minutes to macerate.
Place the raisin mixture, remaining rum, coconut, cake crumbs and condensed milk in a medium bowl and stir until well combined.
Line an oven tray with baking paper. Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls and place on the lined tray.
Place the chocolate sprinkles on a plate. Roll each rum ball in sprinkles to coat. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge.

Source: Lemongrass
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Anonymous said...

Mami Mami.... Ur little tiny secret was leaked out ysterday.. Hehe..

Anonymous said...

Opppss.. Forgotten to sign off earlier... Li lin.

CS said...

One cute mom and 3 naughty daughers??? hehe..

Original rum sama rasa dgn man-made rum tak?? I remember way back then, I used to eat rum balls but thinking that it was more of a choclate rather than you-know-what, maka I indulged tanpa rasa bersalah. c

I think kan Rima, the sebiji cherry yg selalu ada atas kek dah direndam dgn rum tak? Rasanya lain macam aje (tssk tssk I used to like it too, shhh)

Rima said...

Hehehe thats just a tiny little bit of secret lyn.. i wonder what other secret we can korek hahaha

Rima said...

I think orang dolo dolo memang more adventures tau bab makan desert and cakes.. they main bedal aje hahaha.. I tak pernah pulak taste tu rum balls.. kat kedai bakery lama lama selalu ade jual.. now u can hardly see em except if u go to kedai oldies ah..

I think that cherry tak di rendam rum ah.. u meant maraschino cherry kan? hb i kata tak de lah..

Psst me and hb used to order a cake called rhumba chocolate cake whenever we gi spinelli for coffee.. dah tu one fine day there is this one malay girl told us that actually that cake contains rum.. ekkkk patut lah macam addicted to it..hahahha now that kita dah tahu.. we only can look at it but cannot order anymore ah

Zee said...

Rima,my arwah nenek dulu suka belikan my sis and i rum balls kat kedai cake kat bawah block on our back from doing her weekly marketing with her.Not till i dah besar,did i realised it contains rum.I dont think she knew about it awhile back.Betul nya kelakar i dengar your mum punya story.Whenever i balik Singapore tengok rum balls kat kedai cake cuma boleh drool aje.

Memang betul,orang dulu dulu super advanterous,jgn cakap rum balls,chocolates containing alcohol pun dorang bedal and sumbat the little us,kesian dorang tak tahu.I will have to try your rum balls recipe.Kempunan i tengok=)

SurayaCoghlan said...

macam gitu ke rima? i selalu assume dorang pakai rum extract yg tanpa alcohol tu..hehehe.

Rima said...

i am pretty sure my arwah nenek yg intro to my mom.. Dah Tu my mom addicted to it pulak.. 'Rum balls tu besar besar tau..' She said.. Yeee lerrr mami hahaha

Try ah if u do hv leftover chocolate cake in ur freezer.. Senang nak buat..

Rima said...

Sue.. Rum extract pun ade alcohol .. I think.. Cos when i went to a bakery supply shop kat jkt.. I bought rum extract n the girl kat sana said ade sedikit alcohol.. Bau nye .. Aduhhh.. Rum essense yg i bought kat europe consists of no alcohol at all.. I did add rum essence to my rum balls but my mom still kata different.. I guess rum immitation tak leh lawan original ah hahaha

Shal said...

Rima, i nak tanya nie, chocolate cake crumbs tue datang from left over chocolate cake ke? kalau xde, can i replace it with something else ke? or x nice?

u pakai almond flakes kan, kena ramas ramas dulu or tak payah?

i bersemangat nak buat nie hehehheks... btw my daughter pun ade baju like ur daughter. kita panggil baju tue baju bird2, chomel.kucing i pun suke tido mcm tue, kalau kita tolok dia wahh lagi bulat badan dia. thanks rima

Rima said...

You can use any kind of cake asal kan chocolate cake.. bab almond tu if u tak de flakes u can use nibs.. u break em ok so that benda almond tu tak tercacak cacak heheh

Baju bird2.. heheh Sonia punya pyjamas tu hot fav dia..

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