Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Apricot Bites

Delicious, crispy (on the day they're baked anyway) and chewy at the same time, teeny tiny cuties.  A good way to use up some homemade condensed milk.

This recipe is modified from a recipe on Bestrecipes.com.au.

Ingredients

85 grams dried apricots
45 grams dessicated/shredded coconut
1 tablespoon self-raising flour
1 tablespoon cornflour
150 grams sweetened condensed milk

Directions

1. Place the apricots in the TM bowl and chop for 3 seconds on speed 7. Add the remaining ingredients and stir for 20 seconds on speed 1 + reverse (or until thoroughly combined). If the mixture is too stiff and not mixing well, heat on 50ºC while stirring to thin the condensed milk a little.
2. Roll level teaspoons of mixture into balls and place on baking paper lined oven tray about 3 centimetres apart.
3. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes. Stand on trays for 5 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool.

VARIATION: Replace half the dried apricots with choc chips.  This recipe could be doubled easily.

TIP: Leave the mixture in the TM bowl as you're shaping your balls.  If you find the mixture getting quite difficult to work with, you can then just heat on 50ºC, speed 1 + reverse for 10-15 seconds to get it more flexible again.

There's no denying that I DID NOT roll my bites into balls here.  I just used two teaspoons and prodded them into some kind of resemblance of a ball.  This mixture is seriously sticky.  So because they had quite a bit of coconut 'hair' sticking out all over the place, they don't look as pretty as they could.  I'm sure if you had wet hands it would be ok to roll them, but I just wasn't up for it, chasing after two little boys!

1 comment:

  1. These look delicious! I think I will try these tomorrow on my day off. Thank you for the recipe.
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