Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nana's Rum Balls...

Bungalow baking can be easy peasy...
and here's one with lots of flavour.
and this goes out to Tabitha from Bourbon and Pearls...

I use my food processor to grind the wafers and pecans
You'll also need a large bowl and be prepared to get gooey hands.

I have used rye in this but much prefer dark rum.
Keep these in a wax paper lined container in a cool dark cupboard
until ready to put into individual gift tins
or to serve.
Do not consume the day that they are made...the rum needs a few days to soak into the wafers.
I wonder if Tabitha might substitute bourbon for the rum when she makes these :)


A sprinkle of Pepper...

at rest

she has had a busy morning playing...

and in her wake
"toys" litter the floor

she's grown so much 

she is still getting into mischief
but you wouldn't know it just looking at her !


  1. Oh gosh, it's the season of sweet things:).

  2. A family recipe... those are the best!
    Have a pretty day!

  3. Pepper has what X calls "the guilty look."

    She is getting leggy, isn't she? She has such beautiful markings.

  4. what a precious little girl she is! ...and I love family recipes, especially this time of year. Thanks for sharing this one!

  5. Thank you for the recipe, Hostess and also those gorgeous photos of Pepper :-)

    SSG xxx

  6. I am going to have to pass on the candy( not on my diet) and just feast on Pepper's cuteness!;-)

  7. Oh that Pepper...she is out to win all of our hearts. Anything with rum sounds good to me!

  8. thank you so much for the recipe.Pepper is a darling.Efi.

  9. Awww she is so cute! Hope you are having a great week!

  10. LPC-Yes sweet things that I sample in small amounts...except Pepper :)

    Bringing Pretty Back- Family recipes evoke memories from holidays past.

    Staircase Witch-I agree with X Pepper does has that "look" and she is growing so fast.

    Sparrows and Sparkles and SSG- I hope that you'll both try this one...let me know if you like it.

    LaBellete Rouge- I understand how dedicated you are to WW
    (I should be so disciplined.)
    I give most of my baking away and serve the rest here at home...
    my weakness is potatoes in any form other than raw :)

    LaVieQuotidienne- Pepper does have charisma...
    I am charmed by her good looks and her antics keep me entertained...
    she is such a gift.

    Anonymous- Hope that you enjoy them.

    Suburban princess- Thank you...my week is going well so far...a little Christmas shopping and baking at a relaxed pace...I was inspired by your recent post.

  11. I have that same recipe from my grandmother - except we use bourbon instead of rum!

  12. Lovely, lovely pictures. I found your blog through a comment you left on someone else blog.The rum balls sound great. My garden is in the California desert--you might enjoy some of the pictures. http://www.mysisterdalesgarden.com

    Happy Holidays,

  13. Lillian- What a coincidence...our grandmother's must have had the same cookbook.

    mysisterdalesgarden- I am heading over to see your desert garden now...I loved my visits to Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and the Mohave and the flora and fauna are so different from the Pacific Northwest.

  14. Pepper looks so cute perched up there and that silly toy is just hilarious to look at. I bet she gets a kick out of playing with it.

  15. what a little sweetie she is.....

  16. Victoria-Shift the Scene- She loves all her toys and plays with all of them equally...toilet rolls, string, an empty box..they are all toys to her!

    BumbleVee- Wow I am impressed by your creative talents...I just visited your 2 blogs.

  17. Oh wow, I have just spotted this! I am so going to make them, ooh rum or bourbon, rum or bourbon?

  18. Tabitha- they are so easy and improve with a bit of age...maybe make both rum and bourbon!