Vanilla Hearts – Vaniljhjärtan

These delicate special-occasion pastries are called Vanilla Hearts or in Swedish Vaniljhjärtan.  We thought it would be perfect to make these for Valentine’s Day!


♥ Ingredients ♥

  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  •  milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • custard – please see our custard video https://youtu.be/D7pyA2gmzz4
  • powdered sugar

Instruction:
Mix butter with salt, vanilla, egg and add flour. Leave for approx. 1 hour. Roll out to 1/8″ thick and place in heart-shaped cup. Fill with custard and cover with dough. Bake at 425F for approx. 12-15 min. Let it cool in forms for approx. 10 min. Tip hearts out of forms, dust with powdered sugar. 


To get the Heart Molds it is at a Scandinavian store in Mystic, CT http://www.bestemorsimports.com/


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Brændende Kærlighed – Burning Love – An Old traditional Danish Dish


Brændende Kærlighed (in English Burning Love) is an Old traditional Danish Dish. Perfect to have during Valentine’s Day!
 
Ingredients:

  • ½  lb of peeled potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • chopped chives or parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 lb thick bacon sliced into small pieces
  • a cup of milk or cream
  • optional: pickled beets and a tossed salad

Instructions:

  1. Peel the potatoes. Bring the potatoes to the boil in a little water.  Let the potatoes cook for about 20-25 min or till soft – without salt.
  2. Fry bacon in a frying pan and remove it from the pan when it is crisp. 
  3. Fry the sliced onion in the bacon fat until it is crispy and brown.
  4. Next drain the potatoes after they are cooked.  Then mash the potatoes and gradually whip in butter and milk.  Whisk until the mashed potatoes is light and airy. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper.
  5. When you are ready to serve the dish, put the mashed potatoes into the center of the plate.  Dip your spoon into the center of the mashed potatoes and make hole in the center.  This will look similar to a volcano shape.
  6. Next mix the crispy bacon and onion together.  Then place the bacon onion mix into the center of the mashed potatoes.
  7. Finally, sprinkle with chopped chives or parsley.

Serve the Burning Love with a side of pickled beets and a healthy fresh green tossed salad. 

*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)


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Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake Recipe – Kladdkaka


Are you planning to make something delicious for Valentine’s Day?  Here is an absolutely delicious and moist Swedish Sticky Chocolate Cake Recipe called Kladdkaka.  It is so easy to make too.  You family and friends will be impressed for sure. 
 
Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Optional: whipped and strawberries for serving or dust with powdered sugar

 Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
  2. Grease and flour a pie plate or a square baking pan
  3. Mix and beat sugar and eggs till smooth
  4. Stir in the flour and  cocoa
  5. Pour in the melted butter, vanilla extract and salt and stir till combined
  6. Pour the batter into the buttered and floured pie plate( or a square baking pan) and bake on the lower rack in the preheated oven for 35-40 min. or until the center has set.
  7. Let the cake cool before serving  
  8. Optional: Serve with whipped cream and strawberries or serve with a dusting of powdered sugar.

*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)


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