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Comic #4829

1 Mate: So it’s settled, then? We’ll sail together to Jamaica and attend the Governor’s birthday party?
2 Long Tom: Aye! As long as there be cake.
3 Wendy: There’ll be rum too. And quite possibly rum cake.
4 Long Tom: Oh my... Arrrr!!!

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When growing up as a kid, rum balls were one of my favourite cake-like treats. They're a common sight in Australian bakeries and cake shops. I don't know how much rum they actually had in them, but it was never considered a problem to let kids have them.

There also seems to be a huge variance in rum ball recipes. I've always made them how my mother taught me, with crumbled, mashed sponge cake, bound with a little strawberry jam, and rolled in chocolate sprinkles. But looking online just now I see a lot of recipes using crushed biscuits, bound with sweetened condensed milk, and rolled in dried coconut.

Now I have a hankering for rum balls...

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