Christmas petits fours
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:16:17 AM. Recipe ID 46057. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Christmas petits fours
Yield: 32 Servings
1 pk (11-oz) frozen poundcake
2 3/4 c Granulated sugar
1 1/2 c Water
Few grains salt
1/4 ts Cream of tartar
2 1/2 -(up to)
3 c Sifted confectioner's sugar
1/2 ts Almond extract (other
-flavors may be used)
Food coloring; as desired
2 Egg whites; room temperature
2 c Confectioner's sugar
1/4 ts Cream of tartar
1/4 ts Vanilla extract
Cut frozen poundcake into 1-inch slices and then cut slices into
quarters. Arrange cake pieces about 1-1/2 inches apart on a wire cake
rack set on waxed paper or a cookie sheet. Combine the granulated
sugar, water, salt and cream of tartar in the top of a double boiler.
Cook and stir over moderate heat (do not use controlled-temperature
burner) until sugar is dissolved. Cook without stirring until a candy
thermometer registers 232 degrees. Remove from heat and cool syrup to
110 degrees. Gradually add 2-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar and beat
until blended. Add flavoring and a few drops of food coloring as
desired. Place pan over hot, not boiling, water. Spoon a little of
the frosting over one of the cake pieces. Frosting should be thick
enough to coat cake completely. If it is too thin, add enough of the
remaining confectioner's sugar to make a good pouring consistency.
Slowly pour frosting over the cakes to cover top and sides. The
frosting that collects below the cakes may be scraped up with a
spatula and returned to the pan; stir until frosting cakes. Let
frosted cakes stand until frosting is firm. Meanwhile, prepare
Decorator Frosting. Spoon frosting into a cake-decorating bag with a
small, round tip. Pipe ribbon and bow on each petit four. Makes 32
Decorator Frosting: In the small bowl of an electric mixer combine
egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar and vanilla. Beat at high speed
until frosting is thick and smooth. Tint frosting as desired with a
few drops of food coloring.
FROM MARY RYDER,
REDBOOK, DEC 1972, "THE GREAT
CHRISTMAS COOKIE-SWAP COOKBOOK"
From a collection of my mother's (Judy Hosey) recipe box which
contained lots of her favorite recipes, clippings, etc. Downloaded
Didn't find the recipe you were looking for? Search for more here!