As easter Baking Elena Ilyina offers a recipe for nut nests.
They are very simple and quickly baked, and as “eggs” you can use, for example, pine nuts in white chocolate or any other dragee.
Not just a holiday stimulates imagination and artistic talents as much as Easter.
In addition to painted eggs and decorated Easter cakes, various non-traditional Russian Easter pastries are always present on my Easter table: shortbread biscuit in the form of bunnies, ducklings and sheep, chickens from marzipan, nests from sweet vermicelli with marzipan eggs comfortably laid in them.
This time to the walnut nests I did «the eggs»From marzipan mass.
Rather, I just got marzipan out of the closet and poured sugar in a saucer, and my son, forgetting about “solid»Eleven years old, happy to make a few dozen eggs.
What do you need:
- 280 g flour
- 140 g almond nuts
- 225 g butter (softened)
- 110 g brown sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 egg white
- 2 tsp. vanilla sugar
- 150-200 g marzipan mass
- 3 tbsp. l powdered sugar
What to do:
Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Baking tray with baking paper.
Wash the almonds, dry them in a skillet and grind in a blender to small pieces.
Ground nuts poured into a soup plate.
Beat the butter well with sugar and vanilla sugar, add the yolks and beat again.
Gradually add flour to the butter mixture and knead a rather steep dough.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg white in a soft foam.
Now separate the walnut-sized pieces from the dough, roll them into a ball and dip in the protein. Then roll in ground nuts and put on a baking sheet.
Before you put the baking sheet in the oven, with your finger, make a recess in the center of each test ball.
Bake easter cookies 15 minutes at the top of the oven.
From the marzipan mass to blind «the eggsAbout the size of a quail egg.
Roll each in icing sugar and put in «nests«2-3 pieces.
If for decoration you use nuts in chocolate glaze, then lay them out in «nests«Three minutes after you take out biscuit from the oven.
In this case, the chocolate will melt just enough that the nuts are stuck to the cookies.
“In my family, the grandmother was the bakery chief — she knew how to bake cakes“ like in a village ”: a huge number of cakes and cheesecakes with different fillings from a huge amount of dough.
Mama rarely baked and it was a Soviet classic: Honey cake, nuts with condensed milk, biscuits in mayonnaise, tubes with marmalade.
Experiments with Bird’s Milk, as I remember, have failed.
In my opinion, baking is a real pleasure: from the smell of spices, from the snowfall of flour that is sifted into a bowl, from whipping butter and sugar from yellow to white, from turning thin ordinary-bodied proteins into white glossy peaks, from the secret life of a dough full rustles and sounds, from the warm smell of yeast dough, which is so nice to put in place and observe how it is persistently chosen back.
When I need to organize my thoughts and ideas, I bake cookies, which are cut with molds. When I did not cope with the next technical device, I take out the waffle iron — it always submits to me. When you need to calm down internally, bake cupcakes.
Tune in for the holiday — cakes.
This kind of baking therapy turns out. ”
Elena Ilina’s recipes:
Cheesecake with cottage cheese
I met this cozy and very fast cheesecake a couple of weeks ago. I was struck by the simplicity of the recipe, which was not even necessary to write.
The recipe of this cookie is from hits.
It is prepared quickly and simply from the available products and turns out amazing and in taste, and in appearance.
The classic recipe for muffins is simple: in one bowl all the liquid ingredients and sugar are mixed, in the second — all the dry ingredients and berries.
There are such recipes, from which it becomes tasty at the first reading.
Here, for example: «Cut figs into large slices, put in shape.
The main intrigue around the cheesecake — on what butter is better to make the dough.
In GOST-ovsky recipe only butter is used.
Chocolate Orange Cookies
Chocolate cookies I do not like since childhood.
But a visit to a nice candy store in a small Portuguese town contributed to the victory over the negative!