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Recipe for family meals :

Rum Balls

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.

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2 cups fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, divided
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped fine
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon dark rum
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • In a large bowl combine wafer crumbs, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, walnuts, rum, corn syrup, butter and knead together.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and then in remaining confectioners' sugar.
  • Arrange rum balls on a baking sheet, cover well with plastic wrap and let sit for 48 hours.

Makes approx 36

Martin James