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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Lolly Cake - A Kiwi Classic!

125g butter

250 g of malt biscuits (one packet)
(UK: substitute malted milk biscuits)

180g of Eskimos/Fruit Puffs (one packet)
(UK: substitute 'Foam Shrimps and Bananas', 'Foamy Fruits', or plain marshmallows)

200g (1/2 can or 7 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

100 g shredded coconut (approximetely)

a pinch of cinnamon (optional)

Crush the biscuits.  They don't need to be a fine dust, some pieces can be left partially smushed to give the cake a nicer texture.  Mix in cinnamon, if you want it.

Warm the butter and condensed milk in the microwave for 30 seconds until the butter is very soft. It's OK if the butter melts a bit.  Allow to cool if it's too hot - you don't want to melt the fruit puffs/Eskimos.

Cut the fruit puffs in half if you want or leave them whole.  Mix the fruit puffs with the crushed biscuits, add the butter and condensed milk.  Mix well.

Scoop up the mixture and roll it into a log shape, or take small amounts and roll into little balls.  Alternatively, you can press into a slice tin and cover with fine layer of coconut.

Roll in the shredded coconut until the log or each ball is completely covered.

Place on a tray in the refrigerator and wait for it to harden. This takes a few hours.  Put plastic wrap over the tray to keep the lolly cake moist.

6 comments:

  1. I adore the sound of this. Will certainly have to make it soon!

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  2. I can feel my temples aching at the thought of the sweetness, and yet I want some SO badly!!!! ;D

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  3. OMG, these cakes look so candylike and they are cakes. Drooling...Good work

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  4. Oh my word! This recipe is going straight on my birthday party to-do list. My Kiwi bessie mate will wet herself when I make this for her!

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