Monday, October 26, 2009

Finding New things

OK followers here I am at last, you all know where I have been, yes , around the world and back again, courtesy of some marvellous Blogs.
I am starting to get fidgety as it is nearing that time again, you know

The Silly Season, when we all go all out to produce a never to be forgotten time, called Christmas. Of course out come all the fav recipes and so I thought before it all gets so hectic that I dont know which day it is, I'd let you into a little secret one of mine.

See this picture, it looks just like the usual Rum balls we all scoff too many of, so to make them in a way that I dont feel Guilty about them, here is my 1 carb favorite recipe for them. BTW thats the secret the 1 carb.
Think it came from a Low Carb website when I was trying to adhere to that sort of philosophy. I still do in a way.
Now here we go.
Rum Balls for a guiltless sweety!
1 cup Almond Meal
1/2 cup Cocoa powder
2 tspns Butter (softened)
2 tbspns Powdered Erythritol, Xylitol ( from the Health Shops)
or other sugar Substitute. ( Not Aspartame derivitives)
1/2 tspn Vanilla essence
2 Tbspns Rum according to taste ( thats the good part) Hic!!
1/2 cup artificial Sweetener ( I use Splenda)
( Here I mix the Erythritol with the Rum to dissolve, as a bit gritty if just mixed in,)
Mix all ingredients.
Add Vanilla + Rum Can add a small amount water if needed.
( No more than 3 tbspns) Can add dried fruits or nuts if liked.
Roll into balls.
Roll in crushed nuts or Shredded Coconut.
Place in freezer till needed .
Makes Approx 17. Exactly 1 Carbohydrate.
Enjoy. !!
The key ingredient is the Almond Meal as it is not as fattening as the usual crushed biscuits that these are usually made with. Not to mention condensed milk
Have a look at this site for the Xylitol Im sure you'll never eat usual sugar again. I've just ordered my next supply.
Well that's that. been meaning to do that for awhile but had to wait til I made some, so you can see what will be happening now, I'm taking a march on Christmas and having a bit of a time for myself right now with these Rum Balls Yum!
Having said that I went out to a morning tea with some friends on Sunday for homemade Scones and Jam And Cream. now that was naughty, but nice. The Tea house is out at the beach and is an old Railway Station house converted, but has all the old fixtures around very interesting and beautiful peaceful gardens all round.
That's Me and Maureen up there on left and Grace and I on the right.
Also I was enthralled to see the Ulysses Butterfly soaring away in absolute sunny grandeur in the wild like that. I have never seen one on the wing so to speak so was so happy.They are so beautiful and really a glorious brilliant foil blue with black wing tips. They are the Emblem of Queensland ,so quite appropriate to see them here. Look at my next blog for info on them. Of course in that theatre of natural bushland as it was, what else would you see but the Kookaburras of Australia, sunning themselves, sleeping on the ground( it is a National park with no predators) with their tummies held up to the sun., and resting in the trees. So natural so nature. Click on My Picasa on the right, and you will see my pics of the kookaburras as well as the girls and me.
Everywhere I go I see the beauty in all things natural and thank my Guardian Angels that I am able to do and see and even be able to be here to pass on and hopefully make someones day brighter. That is what I get from looking at all the wonderful blogs from around the world. Thank you to whoever thought of blogging, it is so informative and entertaining and a great way of everyone expressing their thoughts and I appreciate that others do this , it makes the World seem so compact so much so that you feel you could just reach out and touch the blogger you are looking at.
So on a Sunny Sunday when I was out in the bushland, blogging was not far from my mind as to be able to put this content in here. I hope you enjoyed my blog.
til next time.
Happy thoughts
as things are never as bad as they seem, and if you do worry , just look back some time later, and realise things never happened as you imagined it would. It really works.
Elizabeth XXXX


Marie S said...

Hi my Lovely!!
MMMMMMMMMMMM Rum balls and these look delish! Thanks.
Laughing at myself.
I loved finding out about those beautiful butterflies.
The blue looks intoxicating.
Oh, I can not believe this year has gone so fast.
2 months till christmas.
I am wondering what it is like to spend christmas in the summer.
Love and hugs.

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Marie
thanks for looking. Hope you get to try those Rum Balls.
Yes it will be a hot wet probably Christmas here as it is our Wet Season. We have had such a wonderfully mild Winter that it is hard to think we have to gear up for what is comig. But I guess I will get by just living in the Air Con, and only going out when needed.
All my Love to you. XXXX E.

Ro Bruhn said...

I've just discovered your blog, thank you so much for this recipe my daughter is wheat intolerant and this sounds like a great alternative

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Ro thank you for coming into my blog, and great that I can help someone with my Rum ball recipe. Yes Almond meal is a good alternative to things not so good for some complaints.
Ialso use coconut flour as a gluten free alternative,so must put a reference in about that.
Love all your work Ro, so I am in good company.XXXX

Jess said...

Hi Elizabeth! Thanks for visiting my blog - and THANK YOU for this recipe...mmmm, yum-o, I am certainly going to try this out!

Have a lovely day!!


Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Jess thank you too for being interested in my Rum balls they are becoming quite a hit.
Didnot realise how much bloggers would be interested, but anything we can indulge at Christmas time without feeling guilty about must be worthwhile dont you think.
Your little dollies are so cute and you have such a lovely family. I can see how happy you must be and it comes thru in your work.
all the best
Elizabeth. XXXX

Bevie said...

I've copied the recipe of the rum balls and will make them for Christmas...Elizabeth I wanted to thank you for commenting on the story of my dear daughter, Missy...and for your prayers...I believe God brings us together for a reason...(((hugs))) Missy is feeling better, but the pneumonia is still with her...Bevie

Patti said...

Oh boy! do these ever look and sound yummy! Thanks for sharing.

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Patti yes these are yummy and only 1 carb in them so much better for us. have fun. Thanks for looking.

Diane said...

Very yummy I will try them this Holiday Season. Hugs, Diane

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

I just love xylitol and it is good for ones teeth!

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Theresa from Sycamore
nice to know someone knows what I mean about Xylitol.
I find it great and maybe that is why I only had one filling to do recentlyafter many years, and only because the filling had worn down LOL.
Everyone who has come by here has enjoyed my discourse about my Rum Balls. I must find time to get going on my blog again. Maybe tomorrow.
Thanks for coming by
love and Hugs

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there Elizebeth....and thank you so much for calling by with your lovely comment!!! Wow fancy being able to get into a Hayman Island kitchen...that must've been quite something...These rum balls look good, especially so since they are gluten free!!! But I have never heard of xylitol...will go and follow your link...Have a lovely Wednesday...Dzintra♥x

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi Dzintra, nice of you to come take a look here.
Yes that was something to remember on Hayman Island.
Bet I wont get the chance again in my life time, so all the more treasured.
hope you have fun with the RBs

France said...

Ah! I order my xylitol from the same source as you. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a message. Isn't Splenda the same as aspartame? I'll have to look into that.
Your rum balls are making me hungry!
I like your polymer clay stuff, I've seen some of Cindy Leitz's stuff, I subscribe to her newsletter but not the videos (haven't done much polyclay in a while).
if you want to email me, I'm at acanuckinoz @ easy peasy.

Artgalcrafts said...

Hi France
thank for your comments re the rum balls. just to say I dont think Aspartame is in Splenda.
I dont use anything Aspartame, so that is why I would use Splenda.
Even Cindys newsletter is good to see when you dont have time to do her things.
I always have something on the go from her, as you can see.
Thanks again, will see you again sometime.