Friday, December 09, 2011

Christmas Candy: Fig Amaretto Balls

figamarettoballs

A simple but very tasty christmas treat!

Fig Amaretto Balls
makes about 60 small balls

200 g dried figs
60 g butter
160 g almond paste
50 ml amaretto liqueur
120 g breadcrumbs

dark chocolate

Cut the figs into smaller pieces, and remove the stalks. Place in a food processor with the butter, almond paste, amaretto and breadcrumbs. Process until you have a smooth paste. Shape into small, even balls and place them in the fridge for a while.

Melt the dark chocolate, dip and roll the balls so that they're evenly covered, and place on a piece of waxed paper to set. Keep at room temperature - and it keeps pretty well for a few days, at least.

Recipe in Swedish:
Fikon och Amarettobollar

5 comments:

Foodycat said...

By almond paste, do you mean marzipan, or like peanut butter made with almonds? These look really lovely.

Anne said...

Neither, but close to marzipan. It has 50/50 almonds to sugar (or even more almonds) and nothing else. You can easily make your own but you need an almond grinder. Almond paste is very readily available here - every grocery store has it, so much of our holiday candy is based on it.

Sheila said...

Hi Anne, I just found your blog when searching for a pepperkarkor recipe. You have some lovely recipes here! One question about the pepperkarkor: I live in Germany and your recipe calls for "dark syrup" - do you think Zuckerrübensyrup would be okay to substitute?

Loveforfood said...

gosh it looks so good. i am tempted.

Anne said...

Sheila - I'm not sure what that is, unfortunately, but it sounds like a sugar cane syrup? I think it'll be fine, as long as it has some flavor to it :) (US corn syrup, for example, is a bad idea.)