A reader recipe request

I had a question from reader Doris, who is looking for two recipes. If you have either of them, post a comment, please!
First, she’d like a “ham ball” recipe.
Second, she’s interested in a “chocolate crunch cake” recipe.
Can you help?

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3 Responses to A reader recipe request

  1. Hubby says:

    I don’t suppose these would be helpful?
    Hubby’s Ham Balls
    1. Cook ham
    2. Roll into balls
    3. Serve
    Hubby’s Chocolate Crunch Cake
    1. Make chocolate cake
    2. Bake until crunchy
    3. Serve

  2. Jo says:

    This just too much of a coincidence. When in Juniata Co. yesterday I stopped to pick up a new cookbook published by the Margaret McCann Dance School in Mifflintown. A cousin was involved in putting the cookbook together and requested recipes of my family from me last year. Since I arranged for her to get some she gave me a copy. As I was leaving her home yesterday she said to be sure and try her HAM BALLS! I’ve never eaten ham balls but here’s her recipe.
    2 1/2 lbs. equal parts of ground ham and pork
    1 1/2 C. breadcrumbs
    3/4 C. milk
    2 eggs
    Mix together, season with salt & pepper. Roll into 3/4″ balls. Bake on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper at 300 for 30-45 minutes, turning once during baking.
    Sauce:
    1 can pineapple tidbits or chunks
    1/4 C. brown sugar
    2 T. cornstarch
    1 chicken bouillon cube
    3 T. vinegar
    1 T. soy sauce
    Drain pineapple juice and add enough water (if necessary) to make 3/4 cup liquid. Mix brown sugar, cornstarch & bouillon in a small pan. Stir in pineapple juice/water mixture, vinegar & soy sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, unti it thickens and comes to a boil. Simmer on low heat for three minutes. Add pineapple chunks and pour over ham balls.
    Her added note–these are great for a Christmas Eve buffet.
    As for Hubby–keep him outta the kitchen!

  3. Jo says:

    I checked the cookbook for a chocolate crunch cake and didn’t find one, but I did come across a recipe for chocolate crunch brownies. The crunch comes from Rice Krispies. If Doris is interested I’ll post it.

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