Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Yummy Coconut Snowballs!

Isn't it beautiful! Looks just like a creamy peach brain with peach slugs about to invade it! Ha, Ha ! No really it is a Russian Cream Fruit Mold. Why is it Russian?! I don't really know. It is from the June 1957 Household magazine. This issue has a whole slew of congealed fruity desserts with Coconut Snowballs!!! I have to say them Coconut Snowballs are really good!
I assigned myself the duty of making the dessert for the Sunday family dinner a few months back just so I could make creations such as this and then make people eat it!!! I do give the fam a break and make real desserts from newer cookbooks, but they are just not as fun! I made this masterpiece about 2 months ago.
The brain part's color did not turn out quite like the recipe photo shows because of a lack of clarity about what to do to the peaches~ apparently their idea of finely diced is different from mine! Here is the recipe..If you dare! It is copied word for word, except for my comments in the { } 's.

Recipe for Coconut Snowballs
Blend 2 packages (3 oz size) cream cheese with enough dairy sour cream
to barely soften. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Roll in flaked coconut.
{This recipe makes ALOT of snowballs! }
Russian Cream Fruit Mold
It's the fruit and sour cream combination that lifts this salad into the to-be-remembered class. for a gala occasion double the recipe...garnish with peach slices and coconut balls
{ I love these kind of intro's to foods and recipes! I'm sure this dessert will "be remembered" but not for the reasons they are thinking!}
1 package lemon flavored gelatine
1 cup hot water
1 can (9 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup drained, finely chopped peaches {make that pureed!}
1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 cup dairy sour cream
Coconut Snowballs
Peach slices
Dissolve gelatine in hot water. Chill until partially congealed. Fold in pineapple, peaches, coconut, and sour cream. Turn into 5 cup salad mold. Chill until firm. To serve, unmold and garnish with Coconut Snowballs and peach slices. Makes 6 servings.
Sounds easy enough right?

1 comment:

chanadaal said...

It takes real bravery to make these things for actual consumption. I am impressed!