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Valentine Sweethearts

Valentine Sweethearts

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 0

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 30-40

  • 2ounces icing sugar

  • 2ounces caster sugar

  • 4ounces ground almonds

  • 4ounces full-fat sweetened condensed milk

  • 3 -5drops red food coloring

Directions

  • 01

    You will also need: one small and one very small heart-shaped cutter.

  • 02

    Sift the icing sugar in a bowl, add the caster and the almonds, mix well.

  • 03

    Make a hollow and add the condensed milk, mix with a spoon first then use your hands, mix until smooth.

  • 04

    Divide in half and add food color to one batch mixing the color well.

  • 05

    Wrap both in plastic and put in the fridge for half an hour.

  • 06

    Sprinkle icing sugar on a clean work surface, roll out the pink almond dough until approx 1/2 inch thick.

  • 07

    Cut out hearts with the larger cutter, re-using and cutting the scraps, use more icing sugar if needed.

  • 08

    Then use the small cutter to cutout hearts from the middles of the big hearts, I use a blunt stick to push the small hearts out of the cutter.

  • 09

    Do the same with the un-colored almond dough and try to get the same number of hearts.

  • 10

    Gently push the small cream hearts in the big pink ones and pink in the cream ones.

  • 11

    Smooth or flatten if needed.

  • 12

    Line a baking sheet with some parchment paper and put the hearts on there to dry overnight.

  • 13

    Store in an airtight tin.

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