Rum Balls

In Russia it is called kartoshka (spud) for a simple reason: it looks like a spud and even has tiny white sprouts. Well, the similarity ends here, the taste of these rum balls is sweet, sharp and fresh. The best way to enjoy is serve chilled. A warning for people who avoid alcohol: this pastry is flavored with a rum extract (containing rum) and a type of French brandy (cognac). No, there is no vodka in these spuds!