Bake something sweet for Valentine's

This month we challenged Rob from Mint Cuisine to make a sweet Valentine’s Day recipe. He created some cute heart-shaped biscuits with a pink coloured white chocolate filling!

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Perfect for any occasion

This recipe is so simple you could easily adapt it to other shapes and flavours if you’re feeling creative. Have a go and see what you can make for your loved one!

Ingredients

For the biscuits:

  • 100g Trex
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 150g plain flour
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For the filling:

  • 120g white chocolate
  • 40ml crème fraiche
  • Pink food colouring

Non-essential tools:

  • Large heart-shaped cookie cutter (6cm diameter)
  • Small heart-shaped cookie cutter (2.5cm diameter)

Step 1

  • In a large bowl, mix the sugar with the Trex until it’s light and creamy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla to the bowl, and give it a good mix.
  • Using a sieve, sift in both the flours and carefully stir until well combined. As you stir, a dough should begin to form.
  • Once the dough is formed, wrap it in cling film and leave it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Step 2

  • After 30 minutes, take out your dough and divide it equally in to two. Put one half back in the fridge for now.
  • Roll one half of the dough between two sheets of baking paper until it is approximately 5mm thin. 

Step 3

  • Once the dough is nice and thin, use the cutters to cut out your biscuits – I’m using heart-shaped cutters for Valentine’s Day! You may need to re-roll the dough a couple of times to use as much of it up as possible. You should be able to make about 30 heart shapes in total.
  • Transfer your shapes very carefully on to the baking trays.
  • Bake in the oven for around 12-15mins, or until lightly golden. Once they are cooked, leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack.

Step 4

  • Whilst your first batch are baking, you can start rolling the second batch, which will form the top halves of your biscuits.
  • Repeat the process for the top halves of your biscuits. For the top halves of my biscuits I used a smaller heart shaped cutter to make a gap in the centre of the biscuit so you can see the pink coloured filling in the middle.

Step 5

  • Once your second batch is out of the oven and cooling you can make the filling. I’m using white chocolate and crème fraiche with pink food colouring to add to the Valentine’s Day theme. Simply put the chocolate in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave for around 45 seconds or until just melting. Once the bowl is hot you can use the residual heat of the bowl to melt the rest of the chocolate; just give it a good stir!
  • Once melted and smooth, add the crème fraiche and a drop or two of pink food colouring. Mix well.
  • Spread out your cooled biscuit bases on the table and carefully dab a small amount of filling in the middle. Use the top half of the biscuit to sandwich the filling in the middle. If you put too much in it may ooze out the edges – but you may like it like this!
  • Leave your biscuits in a cool place for the filling to set. This should only take about an hour.

Top tips

  • Trex is so much easier to work with than butter, which makes mixing in the sugar in step 1 easy – you won’t even need an electric mixer!
  • You can experiment with shapes to get your desired effect.
  • Have a cup of tea whilst your dough firms up in the fridge!
  • Give the biscuits to a loved one for them to enjoy (maybe keep a couple for yourself!)