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French Food Friday...Boules de Neige

This month we will be focusing on recipes for Noel and I am kicking off December with a recipe for snow balls or boules de neige as they are called in French....

Ingredients:
3 eggs
450grams flour
150 grams sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp Oil

For decorating:
500g coconut flakes
Jam - apricot or strawberry - whichever you prefer
1 soup spoon Orange Water/Fleur d'oranger

Preparation:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
2. In a bowl whisk the eggs with the sugar. Add the oil, baking powder and flour and mix until smooth.
3. Form into balls 3cms in diameter and place on a tray lined with baking paper.
4. Place the tray in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes.
5. In a pot heat the jam with the ortange water. Leave the balls to cool a little until just warm then place in the jam mixture, then roll in the coconut.

Note these make for a great gift either displayed as is or in paper/foil cases.


Bon appétit et a tres bon vendredi a tous....Leeann x

Comments

  1. These sound wonderful! I am going to give them a try. I hope they are flop-proof! x Sharon

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  2. Oh I am excited to see some French noel recipes from you! These look fabulous!

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  4. OOOOH Yummm!!!!!!!!! I have never made these but this is something Robes would love...Ingredients like orange flower water and coconut did it for me.....;)Maryanne xo

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  5. a delight ! we have just made coconut ice as the first xmasy cab off the rank. best le xox

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  6. How many does this recipe make? Thank you!

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Hope that you had a nice weekend. We spent yesterday afternoon at a furniture auction but I will tell you more about that later in the week.

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