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Roz Purcell is a bestselling cookery author and entrepreneur. Roz has successfully launched a stellar media career which includes a winning role on Come Dine with Me Ireland, a guest chef appearance on TV3’s the Restaurant, and a stint as a Celebrity Bainisteor on RTE. Her passion for healthy food and lifestyle has earned her thousands of followers on social media in recent years.

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Mini Christmas Pudding Balls

Mini Christmas Pudding Balls
Mini Christmas Pudding Balls

Its Christmassssss! I know you guys are stuck inside with this weather so its the perfect time to get some Christmas baking under way. These are an easy no fuss way to get that Christmas pudding hit. They’re also handy as they can be prepped far in advance so on the day you can relax knowing the after dinner treats are sorted. You can make these balls without the marzipan but if you love it like I do you’ll love this easy version. There is also a “How to” video of this recipe over on the @naturalbornfeeder instagram page for extra guidance.

Mini Christmas Pudding Balls

Ingredients

Balls

 

  • 150g hazelnuts
  • 200g walnuts
  • 100g dates
  • 70g dried cranberries
  • 50g raisins/sultanas
  • zest of 1/2 and orange
  • 1/2 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Marzipan Topping

  • 80g Ground Almond
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp spirulina or matcha  powder
  • 1/2 tsp beet juice or powder

 

Method
  1. In a food processor combine all the ingredients for the balls into a thick sticky dough.
  2. Using your hands roll 15 balls.
  3. For the marzipan, in a small bowl combine the ground almond, maple and almond extract into a dough.
  4. Divide the marzipan into 3 sections, one large and two smaller portions.
  5. In the smaller portion bowls add red colouring to one( beet) and green colouring( spirulina) to the other. Stir each bowl until you have a smooth red marzipan in one bowl and a green marzipan in the other and the large portion will be plain (a light beige colour with no colouring.)
  6. With the green, using your hands mould little leaves and with the red mould little cherry balls, just like the above picture.
  7. Add the plain marzipan to the top of each Christmas ball pressing down into a circular shape followed by adding the green leaves and red cherry balls.
  8. Store in the fridge for up to 10 days.

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