(Lori’s Childhood Trivia is below the recipe part of the post.)
Emma is hosting a recipe exchange for the holidays. I’m getting my entry in early because, well, when you see how yummy these are, you’re going to want to have a batch on hand from now through, oh, Halloween 2009.
Emma has asked us to tell why the recipe is special.
This recipe in my 3-ring kitchen binder is a tattered photocopy of my dad’s handwriting, dated 1969. Now, my dad knows his way around a grill but he most definitely does NOT make cookies. So the fact that he wrote down a recipe and hung on to it means that it made him a hit at work. He and my mom made it every December for him to bring to his aerospace facility (think Mad Men for chemical engineers). The treats held a fascination for me because the whole time I was growing up, I was unable to partake.
Now I can. And I do.
Bourbon Balls (or, as I prefer, Rum Balls)
2 1/2 C crushed vanilla wafers
1 C confectioners sugar
1 C chopped pecans (optional)
2 T powdered cocoa
3 T white corn syrup
1/2 – 3/4 C bourbon or rum or scotch. Pick your poison.
Mix ingredients in order given. Form balls, roll in confectioners sugar. Store in covered container.
Now I pick at least 5 blogger buddies to include in the recipe exchange. We are all to leave our permalinks at Emma’s post, with the end result being a delicious compilation of bloggy goodness.
See AK’s post for more specific directions.
It’s Lori’s Childhood Trivia, where I dredge up something from the 1970s you (hopefully) enjoyed the way I did, and you figure out what it is by my carefully meted out clues. Here are the all available clues, with some depth added in.
Clue#1: Anita (as in West Side Story)
Clue #2: Violet (as in Willy Wonka)
Clue #3: Chauffeur
Clue #4: David
Clue #5: Cliff
Clue #6: Bismarck-ish. Or maybe Moorhead-ish.
Clue #7: Furniture-philia
Clue #8: Coco
What’s your guess?