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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sweetheart Biscuits

My dearest valentine gave me a pair of pink Sapphire earrings and a pendant to match. He certainly knows how to win my heart.
The way to his heart is through his stomach. (Sorry honey) But it is true, he loves his food. So I spent a lovely couple of hours in the kitchen and came up with these.
The recipe is from http://www.taste.com.au and here it is....

Sweet Heart Jam Drops.

125g butter, softened
1/3 cup caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 cups plain flour, sifted
5 tablespoons raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease 2 baking trays. Line with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk. Beat to combine. Add flour. Stir to combine.
Roll 2 tablespoons of mixture into a ball. Repeat with remaining mixture to make 10 balls. Place balls 10cm apart on trays. Using the palm of your hand, flatten each ball to form a 7cm round, shaping edges to remove any cracks.
Gently press a 5cm heart-shaped cutter into the centre of each round, being careful not to cut the whole way through. Using the tip of a small knife, scoop out the dough to make a heart shaped indentation. Gently smooth indentation. Fill each heart with 2 teaspoons jam, spreading out to edges.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden. Cool on trays. Makes 10
I doubled the recipe because I wanted to make other shapes as well without the jam.


Maria said...

Your Sweetheart Biscuits are really cute!


Kelly-Jane said...

They are gorgeous Sal, have a perfect pink day :)

JillyB said...

Sal, these look so lovely!

arista said...

very pretty biscuits - hope you had a romantic valentines day!