Friday, September 19, 2008

Blog Party #38 - Birthday Baking

Stephanie from Dispensing Happiness invited me to Blog Party #38 which is a party for her very own self. I wanted to contribute something typically kiwi so I opted for Lolly cake which might be quite difficult to replicate if you live outside of New Zealand or Australia. The closest thing to malt biscuits in the US would be graham crackers. As for fruit puffs... hmmmm..... They are kind of dry and I have a suspicion that they're like those circus peanuts candies in texture. You could probably substitute marshmallows.

Lolly Cake

1 packet of malt biscuits
120g butter
1/2 a can of sweetened condensed milk
1 packet of fruit puffs
Dessicated coconut to coat

Crush the biscuits very finely in the food processor. IMHO this is not one of those biscuit concoctions that is nice with "pebbles in the sand"
Melt the butter and mix it with the condensed milk
Chop the fruit puffs in half
Combine the crushed biscuits, fruit puffs and butter/milk mixture in a large bowl
Form into a log shape and roll in coconut
Refrigerate until firm
Cut into slices

Lolly cake even has its own website which includes a recipe and a bunch of other stuff about variations. There's even an entry on Wikipedia.

Happy Birthday Stephanie.


SilverMoon Dragon said...

Wow, that looks delicious. And something I could cook with the kids. I've never heard of Fruit Puffs, so maybe that's just an NZ thing? Arnotts Malt-O-Milks will do for the biscuits right?

Right, I'm off to hunt down an Aussie Fruit Puff equivalent. I have to make this. They kinda look like Clinkers. Mmmm, Clinkers.

Natashya said...

Those are so pretty, I have never seen anything like them!
Great to see you at the party.

Tammy said...

Your lolly cake looks perfect!! I love lolly cake - it is one of my favourites!!

Sophie said...

I've never seen these before but they are such a cute sweet treat, I like the fun colors. I would love to feature your version of these on our Demy, the first and only digital recipe reader. Please email if you're interested. Thanks!

emmalord said...

Oh,but the 'pebbles in the sand' are the best part! Hand crush, all the way!

I recently introduced my 'family' here in London to lolly cake... unanimous positive feedback!

emmalord said...

p.s. I hope you don't mind, I used your picture on my blog - it links to this page.