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Sunday, March 6, 2016

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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