A petit four is a small confectionery or savoury appetizer. The name is French, petit four (French pronunciation: [pø.ti.fur]), meaning “small oven” Petits fours were traditionally made in a smaller oven next to the main oven. In the 18th century some bakers made them during the cooling process of coal-fired brick ovens to take advantage of their stored heat, thus exploiting coal’s high burning temperature and economizing on its expense relative to wood
Petit fours are just so adorable! Making them can be very time consuming, and this time I was looking for a simpler recipe for busy mom’s like me. I found a recipe that only required TWO ingredients!! It was so easy and I was so excited because this way I could make them in one night after I got my son to sleep. Compare this to other attempts at making Petit fours that took me 3 days! Here are the two simple ingredients………
Sara Lee Pound Cake
Ready made frosting
Can you believe this is all you need? The cool thing I learned is that when you melt the frosting and pour it over the petit fours, when it cools, it hardens!! Wow so easy compared to making pouring fondant that so many recipes call for. Pouring fondant is great, but it takes a lot of practice to get the right consistency in my opinion. I found this great recipe from Purple chocolate home
- To make these babies, first take the pound cake and slice it in thin layers. For mine, I used my Wilton small cake leveler This made it easier to get the slices level. You can also use a knife but make sure the slices are even.
- Next, frost one slice with frosting
- After that, stick the slices together to make a sandwich
- Use a small heart cookie cutter to cut out little hearts from the slices. I made 10 hearts. You can make more or less depending on how small your heart cookie cutter is.
- Take half of the frosting from the can and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for about 20 seconds. Stir till smooth.
- Place the hearts on a cooling rack with wax paper underneath.
- Take a spoon and pour the melted frosting to completely cover the cake hearts.
- Add decorations if desired while frosting is still tacky
- Let cool
See how easy! I hope you enjoy making these Valentines Day Petit fours!
Happy Valentines Day!
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