after a three day bout of blue skies and sunshine - the grey clouds, wind and rain has returned. there is something about foreboding weather that makes me what to cook. alex and I were reminiscing on the chewy apricot and coconut balls or "logs" we had when we were kids. usually around christmas time. and because I just happened to have some dried apricots, nuts, and condensed milk I made some logs. its super easy, and delicious - especially when accompanied by warm tea and a blanket.
1 packet of plain biscuits, crushed
1/2 cup of sesame seeds
1/4 cup of almonds, chopped
1 cup of desiccated coconut
1 cup of dried apricots, chopped
1 tin of condensed milk
more coconut to roll
gently heat and agitate sesame seeds and almonds in a fry pan until golden. in a bowl combine all ingredients with a wooden spoon. then using your hands shape "logs" (i made three short ones) in a mound of desiccated coconut. shape firmly and place on a baking paper lined plate or container. refrigerate for an hour or more. cut into thin slices.