Saturday, February 12, 2011

Quick & Simple Heart-Shaped Dessert Recipe For Valentine’s Day

Scratching your head in search of last minute idea for something simple and very quick to make for your loved ones? Me too! So it happened that I remembered a simple recipe for a very versatile dough I used to make long time ago. Added an apple, some brown sugar and cinnamon and here is the result:
I think it looks lovely and certainly handmade but it took me less than 1 hour, with baking time, to finish it. As for the dough recipe, you'll need the same amount in weight of cottage cheese, margarine and flour. Nothing else, no eggs, no salt, no sugar...
I made the dough with 250 g of each. If your cottage cheese is to grainy you'll need to make it smoother with a hand blender or in the food processor. Add the margarine and mix well - mixing thoroughly with a fork is OK. Add the flour and continue to blend the ingredients with a fork or with the wooden spoon. If your dough feels to wet add a bit of flour.
Roll  the dough out  on the floured surface approximately 0,5 cm thick (1/5 of an inch), cut the hearths with a cookie cutter and place them on the baking sheet. Sprinkle each heart with some brown sugar and cinnamon if you like. Cut a small apple into thin slices and place 2 of them on each heart. Bake them in the oven on 380° F/180° C for 25-30 minutes. I wanted to color some apple slices in red but didn't have any red  food coloring left so I mixed some strawberry jelly powder with water and brushed the apple slices. Let them cool a bit and dust with icing sugar. If you want to make something more fancy here is my Valentine's blog post from last year. Bon appetit!

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8 comments:

Sherri B. said...

These look fantastic! I love that I have never seen anything like them. I bet they are delicious.

May I ask what the story is behind you first making them?

Yasmine said...

Thank you Sherri, they are delicious indeed. I forgot to mention that you can adjust sweetness and that there is also just the hint of saltiness to it from the cottage cheese.
Sherri, there is actually no special story behind them - I just made the recipe up this morning. I often improvise when cooking or baking and when the result is good I jot the recipe down!

ivet5 said...

Ovo super izgleda! Ja i nisam neki ljubitelj slatkisa ali ove ne da bi jela nego bih i pravila! :) Cottage cheese je neki poseban sir ili...? Koliko sam razumela u biskvit ide jos samo (?) margarin i eventualno brasno? Prosto neverovatno. Hvala sto delis ovako lepe recepte sa drugima! :)
Veliki pozdrav iz Beograda!
Ivana

Isi said...

These are so sweet, thx 4 sharing !!

lovely greetz Isi,
your new follower from Germany =)

Princess and the Pea said...

Ooh these look lovely! And I'm sure I know a man who wouldn't say no to one!

Yasmine said...

Ivana, hvala na posjeti! Cottage cheese je zamjena za obicni kravlji sir kojeg ovdje u Kebeku ili nema, ili je skup ili nije dobar. Za ovaj recept uzmi posni mladi sir, margarin i brasno, stvarno nista drugo. Ovo je nas domaci recept koji sam najradije koristila za kiflice sa marmeladom (uvaljas u secer u prahu pecene) ili jos bolje za slane kiflice sa sirom, sunkom, itd. Slane premazes zumancetom ili samo mlijekom i pospes kimom ili sezamom.Brzo i ukusno! Pozdrav tebi i Beogradu...

Yasmine said...

@Isi: danke für deinen Besuch! Freue mich immer wie ein kleines Kind wenn jemand aus D. vorbeikommt...bis bald!

ivet5 said...

Hvala puno! Mislim da cu vec ovaj vikend da ih probam! :)
Veliki pozdrav iz Beograda!

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