Snowball Recipe

A traditional recipe for real Scottish snowballs. Delicious sandwiches filled with jam and covered with a coconut glaze.

We have a few recipes that Grandma wants to share here at Baking with Granny (which I still urge her to share with me!). One thing he wanted to revise, modernize and perfect before sharing was… Scottish snowballs.

When Grandma started telling me about snowballs, I was sure she was talking about Tunnocks Chocolate Coconut Marshmallow Snowballs. And she herself is great, let’s face it!But no, grandma was talking about her snow cakes that she made at the bakery over three decades ago.

Scottish snowballs are a very different and equally delicious treat. One that grandma likes to remember. Both were made at the bakery and have also enjoyed many customers. And when she shared a sneak peek of it on Instagram, I was surprised and delighted to see how many people knew what it was and were patiently waiting to post this recipe!


°250 g flour
°100 g sugar
°1 large egg
°0.5 packets of baking powder
°5 ml oil
°100 g apricot jam
°100 g grated coconut


Whisk the eggs with the sugar in a bowl. Add the oil and mix, then add the flour and baking powder. Mix until the paste is homogeneous.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (vi). Form balls with your hands, place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 10 minutes.
Dip the meatballs in the hot apricot jam, then in the grated coconut and enjoy!

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