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.
1 packet of malt biscuits
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.