Tag: Sweets

Cake Hearts for Valentine’s

Yes, we know Valentine’s Day is over but Valentine’s week isn’t! Why not-make these for Valentine’s weekend or even on just regular day to show your dear ones that you love them.

You will need-

  • Cake mix (lemon)
  • Packaged glaze (lemon)
  • Sprinkles
  1. So we bought one pack of lemon cake mix from grocery store but you can make your own cake from scratch. Also you can use any cake mix that you like. It doesn’t have to be lemon flavored. Just follow the instructions on your cake mix package.
  2. After your cake is ready let it cool down and then take heart-shaped gingerbread cutter and cut out as many heart-shapes as you can from the cake.
  3. Open ready-made glaze and drizzle it onto heart-shaped cakes. Don’t forget to decorate with sprinkles of your choice.

There you have it-super easy cakes for your Valentine or friends! It could also be your last minute Valentine’s Day gift since it’s really quick and simple to make these.

By the way, we just had our first Instagram giveaway this week. If you would also want to win some awesome handmade stuff, please go and check out our Instagram account and follow us. We will not do giveaways every month but just keep your eyes open for them-we like to reward our fans and followers!

Love to all of you!

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HEART-SHAPED CINNAMON ROLLS

Valentines Day is just around the corner and everything heart-shaped should be on trend now, right? Well as you know we like to be really honest with you in everything we do so these cinnamon rolls didn’t come out exactly as beautiful as in picture from Pinterest but they taste just heavenly! Here is the example from Pinterest although we used another dough recipe.

Here is the recipe we used.

Dough-

  • 500 ml milk
  • 50 g instant yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 cup flour
  • 180 g melted butter

Cinnamon filling-

  • 80 g melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs cinnamon

Additional-

  • 1 egg whisked

Heat the milk but remove it just before boiling. Mix all dry ingredients-flour, yeast, salt and sugar-in a bowl. Add butter and milk and mix well. Knead the dough until it’s workable and doesn’t stick to your hands anymore. You might need to add some more flour. Cover and let it rise for about an hour. For cinnamon filling just mix all the ingredients – butter, sugar and cinnamon – together. After the dough has risen roll it to rectangle on floured counter or table. Brush the rolled dough evenly with cinnamon filling. Start rolling the dough from both longer sides of rectangle  until they form a heart-shape.  Brush the rolls with whisked egg. Bake cinnamon rolls at 350°F or 180°C  for 15 minutes until they’re lightly brown.

 

EASY “Romkugler”

Hi everyone!

Our New Year started indeed really typically – we got sick. Coughing, stuffy nose, headache, fever etc – it was even hard to wake up from bed and do something simple like cooking or cleaning up.

I decided to bake something good to make others at least a little bit happier, that was just before when I too started to feel sick. Now I understand why people should not bake anything when they are sick – I forgot the cake to oven for too long, so the edges of it got a little bit burned. It was not good  to eat it in that condition but luckily I got an idea – I should make rum balls.

Rum balls are sweets that resemble to truffles but  are made of cookies or cake, cocoa and rum. They are popular Christmas treats in England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Czech Republic, according to Wikipedia. Rum balls are consumed all year round in Denmark and they are called rumkugler there. They are consumed year arond also in our homeland Estonia and here they are called rummikoogid. Rum balls were originally made of leftover cakes or from cakes that came out poorly. They say that when life gives you lemons make lemonade but I say – “When cake comes out bad, make yourself some rum balls”. It sounds tacky but it is great thing to remember. Every fail leads to success in the end! 🙂

We make our rum balls with rum essence instead of real rum since our family does not consume alcohol. There is a product link to rum essence that is similar to the one we use at the lower part of this blog post.

For 20 rum balls you will need –

1 pack (400 grams) cake base (you can use cookies instead)

180 grams butter

4 tablespoon cocoa powder

rum essence

about 3 tablespoons sour cream or greek yoghurt

coconut flakes for decorating

 

Crumble cake or cookies to smaller pieces and then crush them to tiny crumbs in food processor or even in blender. Mix cocoa powder with cake crumbs. Melt butter and pour it to the crumbs. Add rumm essence according to your taste. Ideally it should have quite strong rum taste. Add as much sour cream as you need for the dough to be moldable and not crumbling anymore. Form dough into golf ball sized balls and decorate them by rolling in coconut flakes. Leave to fridge for at least 2 hours before eating.

 

 

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