It is hard to imagine Valentine's Day without handmade sweets. And if someone has not yet chosen a way to greet people dear to their heart, we offer a heartfelt shortbread recipe and instructions for painting it. Preparing a Valentine is a creative, individual process, so any deviations from the instructions are welcome.
It is hard to imagine Valentine's Day without handmade sweets. And if someone has not yet chosen a way to greet people dear to their heart, we offer a heartfelt shortbread recipe and instructions for painting it. Making a sweet valentine is a creative, individual process, so any deviations from the instructions are welcome.
Butter - 100 g.
Sugar - 0.5 glasses.
Vanilla sugar - 1 tsp.
Egg - 1 pc.
Flour - 1–1.5 glasses.
Baking powder - 0.5 tsp.
Salt - 0.5 tsp.
Leave half of the package of butter to soften at room temperature, or put it in the microwave for a minute in defrost mode. While the butter is softening, we have time to turn on the oven. Using a mixer, beat soft butter with half a glass of sugar, a spoonful of vanilla sugar and one egg yolk (leave the egg white "for later", you will need it). Add flour with salt and baking powder to the soft mass and knead a soft dough that easily pulls away from your hands. We put it in the refrigerator for a while (at least 15 minutes).
Dust the work surface with flour, and roll out the cooled dough with a rolling pin into a layer. We "squeeze out" figurines (hearts, of course) with molds.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the hearts on it. We put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes (from time to time we look at how the cake is browning, and whether it is browning too much). Remove from the oven and leave to cool. It is recommended to be near the cookies and breathe in the sweet warm air.
Biscuit painting is the most interesting and the most "narcotic" stage of creation, because you can lose track of time with this creative activity. So make sure you have a few hours to spare.
They are needed for the glaze
Powdered sugar - 200-300g.
Protein (the one left after making the dough).
Lemon juice - 0.5 tsp.
Food coloring or vegetable juice (for example, beet or carrot). sweet valentine
Take the white of one egg and pour 200g of powdered sugar into it. Mix vigorously with a whisk until a homogeneous substance is obtained (do not beat), add a little lemon juice. If desired, add dye, or leave part of the glaze white, and paint part of it. We monitor the consistency! The glaze should be thick, and when mixed, it should not spread immediately, but keep its shape for a while (in which case, the thickness can be easily adjusted by adding lemon juice/powdered sugar).