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Homemade Christmas Snack

 
Homemade Christmas Snack
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Make it a jolly festive season with delicious, easy Christmas snacks. Give the gift of a memorable treat.

Yield

12

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

50

min

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

100 grams all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
to taste
50 grams butter
chilled
1 whole egg whites
*
½ whole egg yolks
beaten
*
50 grams sugar
50 millilitres water
cooled
1 drop food coloring
*

Directions

For the dough: Sift the flour. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Mix. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Next add approximately ½ of the egg yolk and the water. Mix well your hands. Try to work quickly.

Wrap the dough and chill for 10 -15 minutes.

Now take the dough and roll out into a 12 inch square that is about ⅛ inch thick, using a rolling pin. Cut it into round shapes (diameter 2 inches) using a pastry cutter or cookie cutter.

Put the pastry rounds into greased moulds (use butter or coking spray) and make sure the dough goes up the sides as well. I used moulds that were about 1½ inches across, and had ridged edges (kind of like a peanut butter cup wrapper). Then trim off the excess pastry that goes over the edges of the mould. Prick the base with a fork to prevent air bubbles. You should have 12 moulds. You can use scraps of the dough and cut out strips – ⅛ inch width and 6 inch long. Fold each of the strips in half and twist strips together. You are basically making a spiral shaped decoration to place on top of the meringue. Place the decorations on the baking sheet as well.

Bake about 10 minutes at 200 cup degrees or until the crust is light brown. Let cool.

For the meringue: Place the egg white and sugar in a bowl. After 5 minutes of whipping, add food coloring. Continue to beat the mixture until stiff and standing in peaks (use an electric hand mixer).

After that take the cooled pastry bases and get them ready to fill. Next put the meringue in a pastry bag with a piping tip and pipe the filling into the bases. I’ve done this in the photo above.

Next decorate the meringue by sticking the spiral piece of pastry in the top. I’ve done this in the photo above. Then if you want, you can place a candle on the top of the spiral and you can even take a small strip of paper and write your fortune and connect it to the candle.

Serve and enjoy.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 6 years ago

These Christmas snacks look so cute. Thanks for sharing it :) Haven't seen you for a while, hope all is well!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 21g (0.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7641% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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