Pirates can be in line for much worse with other crimes against Queen or country, so there need be little concern for the barrels of rum hidden in the decks below.
This week’s recipe is for the 21+ crowd: A refreshing dessert ending with a “hidden” shot. It provides the Vitamin C fruits to prevent scurvy upon the open sea, and the necessity of rum, as long as it’s not already gone.
Rum Balls & Crumbles:
This recipe provides the normal punch of Rum Balls, but with the incorporation of the Malibu Rum, it slides in a smoother flavor. If you can’t smell the alcohol after it’s mixed or set, it’s okay. It’s still in there.
Ingredients (serves 15, generous portions)
2 packages (24 ounces) Nilla Wafer Cookies, crushed
1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar
½ cup cocoa
½ cup Malibu Coconut Rum
½ cup Spiced Rum
6 tablespoons light corn syrup
In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients (crushed cookies, cocoa, confectioners’ sugar) until evenly mixed.
Add in the corn syrup and rum. Stir until combined. It might look like it will end up dry, but the small bits will get mixed in.
Let chill in the fridge in an airtight container for at least 2 hours, or up to 1 day to develop the flavor.
***Do not add additional sugar as exterior coating.
Rum Ball & Crumble Mix
5 packages (16oz bags) of frozen berries, thawed & drained
2 cans Mandarin Oranges, drained
24 ounces of Mascarpone Cheese
15 ounces of chocolate syrup
15 ounces of preferred rum
15 8oz Margarita Glasses
Roll 15 balls from the Rum Ball mix, making sure that they are big enough to “plug” the stem of the Margarita Glass.
Break up remaining Rum Ball mix into small crumbles.
Pour 3/4oz – 1oz of rum into the stem of the Margarita Glass, and place a Rum Ball at the top of the stem. Do not force the ball into the stem.
Seal with a layer of Mascarpone Cheese until the rum ball is covered, and prevent any fruit juices from getting into the rum.
Next layers do not have to look perfect:
1. Add a layer of fruit (can be sporadically placed)
2. Add a layer of Rum Crumbles (can be sporadically placed)
3. Add dollops of Mascarpone Cheese
Repeat the above for another set of layers
Drizzle the top with chocolate sauce.
When eating, no pinky popping is allowed, unless in the sign of the horns.
***SPECIAL THANKS to The Dread Crew Of Oddwood for being such willing victims to this recipe. Make sure you check out their videos, latest CD, and website for more piratical pleasures & adventures!***