But before I share these recipes with you (I’ll just need a wee bit more time to prepare these for you…) I’ll show you something much smaller but equally delicious and cute: “Hearts on Fire” (originally: “flammende Herzen”).
I’m not quite sure why we call them “flammende Herzen” because at least mine don’t resemble hearts at all…but hey, they resemble flames, so let’s leave it at that.
“Hearts on Fire” or: Flames and Rosettes
Preparation time: about 40 min
Baking time: 10-12 min (for each baking tin)
Yield: about 25 flames/rosettes
|Ingredients (for the batter):
300g softened butter
100g confectioners’ sugar
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
1 pinch of salt
zest of 1 lemon
4 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. baking powder
|Furthermore, you need:
piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle
200g apricot jam
100g dark chocolate couverture
- Preheat the oven to 200°C (390° Fahrenheit).
- Whisk the softened butter. Add confectioners‘ sugar, vanilla sugar, salt and lemon zest while continuing to whisk.
- Add one egg after the other and finally 4 tablespoons of milk. Continue to whisk.
- Mix flour and baking powder, sieve and add carefully.
- The batter shouldn’t be too runny but well malleable. Put it into the piping bag and pipe little flames or rosettes on the baking parchment (lying on a baking tin). Tip: Pipe always two flames mirror-invented such as to make them fit perfectly. When making rosettes pipe the upper part nice and high and the lower part quite flat.
- Bake in the middle of the pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges of the flames and rosettes are slightly golden Brown.
- Take them out of the oven and let them cool down.
- Whisk the apricot jam. Spread the jam onto the upper and lower part of the flames/rosettes. Then, assemble the two parts.
- Melt the couverture on a bain-marie and dip the flames/rosettes into the molten chocolate. Let them cool down and dry completely before serving.
(recipe after “Wiederentdeckt: Die Schätze aus Omas Backbuch”)
Tip: If you want to make the Hearts of Fire in a vegan variation, check out Lucia’s version here.
To get a printed version: Download the pdf.
(Both English and German versions available!)