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Valentine’s mini cakes

Valentine’s mini cakes

This year I have decided to open for business, and the first
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

Hearts

  • 175 g Dark Chocolate 55% dark
  • 250 g Double Cream
  • 125 g Whole Milk
  • 30 g Icing Sugar
  • 250 g Frozen Red Fruits
  • 3 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 2 bags Powder Gelatine

Biscuits

  • 150 g Plain Flour
  • 15 g Cocoa Powder
  • 75 g Unsalted butter
  • 65 g Icing Sugar
  • 30 g Eggs yolks

Instructions
 

Hearts

  • Start with the red fruits coulis. Cook the frozen red berries with 2 glasses of water and 3 tbsp of caster sugar. Let it boil it and then let them cool down for few minutes.
  • Separate the bits of the red fruits from the juice with a strainer. Mix one bag of gelatine with the juice and make sure it is all melted. If it is not melted, bring the temperature a little bit up, still making sure it does not boil. Discard the bits, or eat them with your porridge breakfast!
  • Meanwhile start the chocolate mousse (you do not want the red fruit gelatine to set!). Whip the double cream and melt the chocolate with the milk in the microwave. Add to the melted chocolate the sugar and one bag of gelatine, making sure it is all melted down and smooth. Slowly incorporate into the whipped cream, spoon by spoon, helped by a spatula.
  • Fill half of your hearths silicone shapes with the chocolate mousse, digging a dip in the center. The dip needs to then be filled with the red fruit coulis. Let it rest a minute and cover with the rest of chocolate mousse.
  • Let it cool down and once it is all cooled put in the freezer covered with some cling film overnight.

Biscuits

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until you get a nice and smooth dough. Place in the fridge for half hour.
  • Roll out the dough with a rolling pin, max 1 cm and cut out at least 8 round shapes, as big as the hearts you would like to place on top.
  • Bake on a pre-heated oven with the fun mode for 160 degrees for about 10 minutes. They need to be cooled down before usage.

Finish

  • Take out the hearts shapes from the freezer.
  • I have coloured them red with my cake airbrush (hubby present!), but you can buy from a cake specialised shop a red cake spray, would do the job!
  • Once they are sprayed, leave them out few minutes to allow the colour to dry before placing on the top of the biscuit.
  • Keep them in the fridge and leave it at least 6 hours to completely defrost before eating them. Keep them always in the fridge until you eat them and dispose after 2 days if not eaten.
Keyword biscuits, Chocolate, love, mousse, red fruits, Valentine
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