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Monday, January 24, 2011

Beer Bombs - Kolac od Pive

Another invention test - something a little different with a beer twist for those beer lovers.


For the base:

350g flour
250g sugar
1/2 L beer (your choice of beer)
12 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 tablespoons blended almonds
1 sachet baking powder
1 lemon

For the filling:

1/2 L milk
5-6 tablespoons of sugar
6 tablespoons of flour
Vanilla sugar
2 teaspoons of Cinnamon (optional)
Jelly Lollies - chopped (see note)
Cocoa or melted dark chocolate


Combine beer and oil, add sugar, almonds, lemon zest and juice and mix through. Add combined flour with baking powder and mix until you get a nice smooth texture. It shouldn't be too thick or too runny. Pour mixture into a small-medium sized baking tray brush with oil. It should be about 1.5cm in thickness. Bake on 180C.

While your base is baking, start on the filling. Add milk to a medium sized saucepan and slowly bring to the boil mixing constantly so it doesn't burn at the bottom. Gradually add the sugar and flour spoon by spoon. Add vanilla and Cinnamon and stir until the mixture thickens. Add the lollies and mix throughout.

Once your base is ready and cooled you can cut it in any shape you like, I chose circle but squares look just as nice. Spread the filling over and sprinkle with cocoa. If you choose to do squares, spread the filling over the whole base first and then cut - this will be a lot faster. You can also do a melted dark chocolate topping it is up to you.

Notes: The lollies I use are as shown in the picture below. I normally get this from a Serbian Delicatessen. You can use an alternative.

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