I hate to waste food.
While that Sticky Toffee Stout Pudding I posted last week was fantastic, it made a lot for two people to eat. I couldn’t imagine letting it go to waste, so I starting thinking of alternate uses.
Leave it to me to reach the conclusion that I should add more booze and make it into balls. Strange but good Sticky Toffee Rum Balls!
This isn’t much of a recipe – it’s going to depend on how much cake you have left and how much rum you like. You could do this with any cake, but if your cake isn’t already sticky from date caramel, you’ll want to add something like it (caramel, honey, date puree, etc.) as a binder.
My balls were pretty big, so after I rolled them I ended up cutting each ball in half and skewering it with a raspberry. The raspberry added some color and balanced the sweetness of the cake.
Rolling them in a mixture of cocoa powder and coconut flour helped to pull in some of the moisture and made them less sticky. Almond flour would be really good here too!
Repurposing a cake as a rum ball may seem a little strange, but it worked well! I brought these to a dinner party my neighbor had and they were a hit. It was the perfect sweet bite after our meal.
I need to remember these for the next holiday – we always end up with WAY too much dessert. Not that there’s a such a thing as too much dessert, but there’s only so much cake we can manage in one sitting.
Sticky Toffee Rum Balls
- Leftover Sticky Toffee Stout Pudding
- Optional coating: cocoa powder and coconut flour
Mash up leftover cake until mostly smooth. Stir in rum until just wet enough to mold into balls.
Scoop about 1 tablespoon of the cake and roll into a ball. Repeat until you’ve used all the cake.
To coat, liberally sprinkle a sheet of parchment paper with a mix of cocoa powder and coconut flour. Roll balls in powder mix and set aside.
Store in air tight container until ready to serve. These keep well in the freezer for a quick sweet bite too!
How have you enjoyed making co-workers, friends, or family stare with strange but good creations this week? The link up rules can be found here or by clicking on “Strange But Good” in the menu bar above. In short, I want to see what concoctions have earned you weird looks from co-workers, family and friends! Post your Strange But Good creations, grab the logo below for your blog, and link up here.
Sadly, birthday week has to come to an end. Thank you for all the warm wishes! Did you see what my birthday surprise from Vegas was?! Be sure to enter the DICK’s Sporting Goods giveaway – it’s open until next Wednesday!
What was the last dish you re-invented?
Are you a fan of rum balls?