Friday, September 26, 2014

Last Friday of the Month Recipe ~ Cherry Balls from Heather Boyd

This sounds delish, served with coffee. Yum. Please welcome, Heather Boyd.

I’m often asked if I have a guilty pleasure – that would be my terrible sweet tooth. A while back I acquired a recipe for one of the most moreish slices ever. But it was a pain to cut up and everyone in my family kept wanting the pieces to be larger. My answer was to make Cherry Balls. Smaller treats that I could dole out one by one and served with coffee or tea.

Cherry Balls

250gms Desiccated Coconut  (8.82 oz 
100gms packet Glace Cherries, chopped finely (3.53 oz)
180gms Copha Vegetable Shortening, melted (6.35 oz)
350gm tinned Sweetened Condensed Milk  (12.35 oz)
Pink Food Coloring
2x 375gm packets of dark cooking chocolate (2x 13.35 oz)

(L.A: I converted from grams to ounces from this site


1. Place coconut and cherries in a large bowl.
2. Add melted vegetable shortening and stir till combined.
3. Add condensed milk and mix thoroughly
4. Carefully add a few drops of food coloring and stir until mixture is lightly pink
5. Roll into walnut sized balls (by hand is easiest) and refrigerate (at least one hour) on a large tray.
6. Melt dark chocolate over a low heat.
7. Remove cherry balls from refrigeration and carefully coat each ball with melted chocolate – using a skewer is often the easiest/cleanest way to dip the balls—and return to tray.
8. Refrigerate a further hour before serving.

*All quantities are Australian metric

Short Book Blurb:
When the Marquess of Taverham married at eighteen, he was certain his life would be smooth and well ordered—right up till the moment his exuberant bride ran away on their wedding night, never to be seen again. Ten years later, when Kit is finally prepared to set his rash marriage aside by having his wife declared dead, she makes a shocking return, still beautiful but distrustful, and once more throws his life off-balance by refusing to live with him and resume their marriage.


Despite some lingering attraction, Miranda Reed has no love left for the heartless rogue she married. Older and wiser, she refuses to be a convenient wife for a man who expects everything to be his way with no care for her feelings. Keeping her husband at arm’s length is essential; her secrets will bring him to his knees. But in a battle of wills where hope and trust are both the prize and the casualty of war, the victor isn’t always the winner. Sometimes it takes an act of rebellion to recapture a fragile love.

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Bestselling historical author Heather Boyd believes every character she creates deserves their own happily-ever-after, no matter how much trouble she puts them through. With that goal in mind, she writes sizzling regency romance stories that skirt the boundaries of propriety to keep readers enthralled until the wee hours of the morning. Heather has published over twenty novels and shorter works. Catch her latest news She lives north of Sydney, Australia, and does her best to wrangle her testosterone-fuelled family (including cat Morpheus) into submission.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing my fav recipe. I hope those who try it love it just as much as we do.