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Christmas Balls With Hilah Cooking
You should know by now that whenever I get together with Hilah from Hilah Cooking, hijinks ensue.
Hilah invited me to be part of her Christmas Around the World series. Before we got down to business, we were naughty…
… and then we got
If you want to make the grain-free version I talk about in the video, you need to get Tara Grant’s recipe for magic dough. It’s a multi-purpose dough made from mashed yucca and tapioca flour, and it is shockingly delicious. I’ve used it o make mini flat breads, Indian chapati, faux tortillas, and rolls for Thanksgiving leftovers sandwiches. It’s definitely a special occasion recipe, but what’s more ‘special occasion’ than Christmas?! Seriously. Buy Tara’s recipe.
For more on my BALLS! adventures with Hilah Cooking, read Hilah’s write-up — and be sure to check out mom’s Linguine with Clam Sauce (which would taste awesome on zucchini noodles) and Pan-Fried Sardines from Well Fed 2.
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This is adorable! I love it!! And you!! And Hilah!! And fried dough balls!!
The balls look Uh-MAAAAAZING! =) I purchased the Magic Dough Recipe and tried to make it with yucca, but the yucca was so incredibly sticky that it wouldn’t blend together with the other ingredients. I did boil it and remove the hard center thing in it, but I’m not sure if I did something wrong? Any ideas?
Hmmm… I’m not sure what to tell you. I followed Tara’s instructions and it worked for me. Have you asked her? Is it possible you didn’t cook the yucca long enough? (I’m just guessing here…)
To be authentic ,these should be fried outside in 20 degree weather while drinking ginger ale:) So proud of you and your work mel,great job. Also, i want to try scrapple in them this year..what about a carmel square or a piece of a butter finger bar or……you know how you could that!?
HA! I can only hope it won’t be 80F here when I’m making our paleo version. Nothing says “Christmas” like turning on the A/C.
Funny you should mention scrapple… I was thinking this morning that a smoked oyster inside one of those bad boys might be just the thing.