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Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Cookies (Easy recipe, many variations!) – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Valentine's Day Cookies - Valentine's Day Cookies Recipe


THE Valentine's day Cookies they are gods Cookies heart-shaped perfect from serve and give for the February 14, the Valentine's day! They are made with one shortcrust pastry base soft and crumbly; once cooked, they are then stuffed of your choice with marmalade with raspberries or strawberries, Nutella, cream al pistachio… And finally coupled together to give life to Valentine's Day cookies in many variations of taste with only 1 dough! Not only beautiful is of great effect! but also super greedy!

Valentine's Day Cookies - Valentine's Day Cookies Recipe

It's about a Quick and easy recipe! The dough is the super proven shortcrust pastry, which you can do in a few minutes without difficulty; you can choose the classic base or shortcrust pastry with cocoa! For the realization of Valentine's Day biscuits, just use 2 heart-shaped molds, one bigger is one smaller with which to carve the cookies e derive the center from which the creamy heart will come out once assembled! You can stuff them with classic and spreadable creams that you like the most! in ingredients found all variants! Ideal for celebrate the most romantic day of the year, but also to pack and give as a gift for one special occasion, or enrich a buffet for children's parties!

Valentine's sweets:

Red Velvet (the original recipe for the red velvet cake!)

Cream Tart (the heart-shaped shortcrust pastry cake with printable shapes)

Tart with hearts (pastry base, filled with raspberry jam and lots of hearts on the surface)

Valentine's Day Cookies Recipe

PREPARATION TIMES

Preparation Cooking Total

Ingredients

Quantity for 30 pieces

For the basic pastry:

  • 330 grams of flour '00 + 1 teaspoon for the pastry board
  • 165 gr of soft butter at room temperature (or 100 gr of sunflower oil)
  • 1 whole egg (medium size)
  • 2 egg yolks (small size)
  • 130 grams of granulated sugar
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract (or 1 sachet or the seeds of 1 berry)
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • Raspberry jam, strawberry or whatever you prefer (a few tablespoons of your choice)
  • Pistachio spread cream (a few tablespoons of your choice)
  • White chocolate cream (a few tablespoons of your choice)
  • Nutella and or white Nutkao (a few tablespoons of your choice)
  • Classic or Ruby pink chocolate ganache (a few spoons of your choice

Method

How to make Valentine's Day Cookies

First of all, prepare the dough following the SHORT PASTRY recipe

After resting for half an hour in the fridge, spread out on a previously floured work surface to a thickness of 3 mm;

then cut some hearts and engrave the center on the middle with a smaller heart!

If you want this stencil you can buy it HERE

Transfer the heart-shaped cookies to a baking tray previously lined with baking paper:

how to make valentine's day cookies

Then recompose the leftover shortcrust rags, put in the fridge and make new cookies, in this way.

Put the prepared trays in the fridge 10 minutes before cooking, 1 tray at a time at 180 ° in the static oven for 12 minutes in the central part.

Finally Remove from the oven and unmold.

Let it cool completely before stuffing! You can use 1 tablespoon of cream or jam of your choice or use the pastry bag.

stuffing valentine's day cookiesMatch the pieces with the empty heart in the center on the base

and your are ready Valentine's day Cookies!

Valentine's day cookies - Valentine's day cookies recipe

Once filled, they can be stored at room temperature for 1 day and then placed in the fridge.

If you have not filled them, you can keep them in a cookie jar for 1 month at room temperature.

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How to preserve garlic, 12 useful tips – Gordon Ramsay’s version

How to preserve garlic, 12 useful tips - Creative in the kitchen


How to preserve garlic, 12 useful tips - Creative in the kitchen

L'garlic is a bulbous cultivated plant, and belongs to the family of Liliaceae. It has Asian origins and its main use is as a condiment, but it is also commonly used for therapeutic purposes due to the properties jointly attributed to it by science and popular traditions. Widely used in Italian cuisine, the characteristic smell of garlic is due to numerous organic sulfur compounds includingalliin and its derivatives, such as allicin and disulfide of diallyl.
If garlic is not well preserved it cannot be used and can easily sprout, like potatoes and onions.

How to preserve garlic in a perfect way and to make it last longer?

• First of all, when buying garlic, choose bulbs firm to the touch and without signs of germination. Avoid buying bulbs that are too dry, shriveled, soft or stored in the refrigerated counters of supermarkets.

• Eliminate i residues of soil with a dry cloth.

• The temperature ideal for storing garlic is around 12 ° C. Maximum 15 ° C.

• Arrange your garlic heads in a bag of food grade paper (such as bread) or a large mesh fabric.

• Humidity, winter frost and too much light damage garlic in both cloves and bulbs.

• If the outside temperature is hot, in summer, still avoid storing garlic in the refrigerator, but prefer a cool and dry place in the house.

• Many make the mistake of storing it in the refrigerator, the humidity of the refrigerator favors the onset of mold.

• Prefer a place that has a good air exchange.

• Do not use plastic bags or containers.

• The whole bulb keeps much longer. There duration of garlic is reduced when the bulb is divided to remove the individual cloves.

• If stored well in the pantry, a whole head of garlic can last up to 8 weeks. The individual cloves of garlic, on the other hand, last a maximum of 10 days.

• To extend the shelf life of your garlic is possible also freeze it, perhaps chopped or sliced ​​(to be easily ready for use) and placed in a food bag. The garlic frozen it can be kept in the freezer for about 6 months.

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Packet of fish with prawns – Gordon Ramsay’s version

Packet of fish with prawns recipe from Creativa in the kitchen


Packet of fish with prawns recipe from Creativa in the kitchen

The foil of fish with shrimp it is a great idea for those who want to eat fish in a different way, impressive and ideal to prepare as a main course or for dinner. A fragrant and tasty bag of fish, with prawns that everyone will love!

A rich, tasty but also simple to prepare and quick recipe, in fact you only need a few ingredients for a mouth-watering bag of fish.

Read also: Salmon with baked vegetables

Difficulty: low

Cooking: 30 minutes

Preparation: 15 minutes

Flat cost: medium

Doses: 2 people

INGREDIENTS FOR 2 PEOPLE


* You can replace the cod with monkfish or another fish you like best.

TOOLS USED


greaseproof paper,

aluminum paper,

colander,

soup plate

large baking sheet,

smooth and sharp blade knife.

HOW TO PREPARE THE FISH PAPER WITH SHRIMPS

• Remove the skin from the salmon. Cut the salmon and desalted cod into large pieces, rinse them under running water and drain them in a colander.

• Shell and clean the prawns. Here here how to do!

Now that the ingredients are ready we can assemble the foil.

• Place a piece of aluminum foil and a piece of parchment paper in a deep plate *; it will have to be big enough to close everything.

* For more details on using the soup plate, read the tips ▼ at the bottom of the recipe.

• Pour a drizzle of olive oil in the center and arrange the pieces of cod, salmon and prawns in the central part, obviously dividing the quantities by the other foil.

Packet of fish with prawns recipe from Creativa in the kitchen

• Add a handful of green olives, pine nuts and season with salt (taking into account that even if desalted, the cod always retains a little salt, which it will release with its liquids during cooking) and pepper. Finally, sprinkle with a little white wine and another drizzle of olive oil.

Packet of fish with prawns recipe from Creativa in the kitchen

• First close the sheet of parchment paper, overlapping the edges of the sheet and then close everything with aluminum foil.

• Arrange the two packets in the baking tray.

Packet of fish with prawns recipe from Creativa in the kitchen

• Bake in a preheated static oven e cook at 180 ° C for 30 minutes or until the fish inside the packet is cooked (towards the end of cooking, open the packet slightly to check the actual cooking). For more information read the tips ▼ at the end of the recipe.

Packet of fish with prawns recipe from Creativa in the kitchen

• When the fish is cooked to your liking, remove from the oven, arrange on a serving plate and serve still closed. In this way the diners, when they open their foil, will feel the overwhelming taste of the fish and the scent of the sea.
Packet of fish with prawns recipe from Creativa in the kitchen

• The use, in the preparation, of the soup plate it is useful so that liquids do not spill out.

• I cooking times they can vary according to the oven and the size and / or thickness of the fish.

• The salmon in cooking releases a white patina, a symbol of fish freshness, but if you don't like to find it on your plate, you can omit the salmon and replace it with another type of fish (for example swordfish). It will still be good!

• Self after cooking find a little bit of brodetto, you can leave it for those who love to make the "shoe" with bread, or simply pour it.

• I do not have added water in the foil, because the cooking fish releases its water.

• You can prepare in advance the foil of fish with prawns and heat for a few minutes, out of the foil, placed on a plate.

• This dish anyway must be consumed in the day.

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