Saturday, December 23, 2006


Erin and I have been baking this afternoon. We've made a million dollar pound cake that we'll serve with warm raspberry sauce, chocolate crackles, orange balls, and angel bars. The first two are Southern Living recipes, the orange balls are a recipe from my mom, and the angel bars are from my well used copy of Joy of Cooking. Incidentally, that cookbook was my Christmas gift from Coty in 1977 - the first Christmas we were dating.

Here are a couple of recipes:

Orange Balls

1 1/8 cups vanilla wafers, crushed
3/4 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 (6 ounce) can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for rolling

Mix together the vanilla wafers, coconut, 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, and frozen orange juice. Mold into 1 inch balls and roll in confectioners' sugar. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.

Chocolate Crackles

One box devils food cake mix
1/3 cup oil
1 tablespoon water
2 eggs
1 tablespoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Mix the oil, water, eggs, and spices into the cake mix. Shape into one inch balls. Roll in sugar. Bake for 8-9 minutes in a 350 degree oven on a greased cookie sheet. Cool on racks.

Enjoy. I'm sure we will!


Melanie said...

Those orange balls sound really good! I'll have to try those sometime! Thanks for posting the recipe.

It was good to see you guys this past weekend. I treasure moments like those...

Beth said...

We do, too! Thanks for coming over and giving Erin and Luke the privilege of meeting your sweet Mallory! BTW, the orange balls are Erin's favorite.