The word on the red lantern 和 means - Peace. This word generally is used with 平, as in 和平.
A friend gave me a different box of these adorable panda bear cookies, inside the container also included these two color-toned heart cookies. Sorry that i just can't help it, i just had to take another photo of these yummy cookies
Next time you bake a cake, don't toss the trimmings into the trash. I always save them, place them in sandwich bags, they can be kept in your freezer for more than a month. I use them for cake pops or an easy dessert like this one here.
i made this simple dessert for a mom-to-be who does not know the sex of the baby yet! Hence the color theme...
For this delicious, simple, quick dessert, put all ingredients in the bowls. That's it -
All you need
~ Fresh or frozen fruits of your choice. I added fresh raspberries and blueberries. ~ Whipped cream. ~ Your favorite cake sprinkles and ice cream waffle bowls.
Wedding update (for those who aren't familiar with this wedding, please stop by the images below) - This is a romantic dinner dessert for two - Since she loved the "strawberry cake", she loved it so much, she requested that i would add them on top of the cake again for their private romantic dinner dessert tonight.
He likes your traditional lemon cake with royal frosting. Red rose fondant was her choice. See link if you are interested in making them one of these days - candy.about.com/od/candybasics… No worries, i made enough for her entire family, so they can enjoy the delicious cake as well
The red round candy is raspberry flavor hard candy that you can buy them from your local specialty candy store and fresh raspberry.
These are homemade dark chocolate/strawberry hearts and flowers.
Strawberry hearts and flowers were made with white chocolate mixed with organic strawberry flavoring and a dash of pink food flavoring.
In the containers - Chocolate mousse, strawberry Panna Cotta and Panna Cotta.
The embellishments on the containers are self-adhesive tape that you can buy from your local craft stores. Containers and candy molds as well.
The entire theme was inspired by the cone shaped Japanese candy (One of the ladies brought the candy to my house and asked me to use the candy for inspiration. A beloved candy for her and her husband...). I made 12 in total, a dozen of each for the candy designs. These will be served for an informal outdoor romantic dinner party for several couples (a paid job). Yes there will be roses, candles, soft wind and stars above...
This cookies is named after the jam-filled linzertorte that inspired them, these beautiful heart-shaped cookies are ideal for any occasions, but specially for Valentine's Day or a romantic gesture for the one you love. I made these yesterday for my friend's upcoming wedding anniversary (15 years and still going strong).
I used Apricot and raspberry jam in this recipe. But you can use any jam you want!
1 1/4 cups whole hazelnuts 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon lemon zest Confectioners' sugar, for dusting 1/2 cup raspberry jam & 1/2 cup apricot jam
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Toast hazelnuts until skins darken and begin to split, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a clean dish towel, and rub vigorously to remove skins; discard skins. Place nuts in a food processor; pulse until medium fine.
2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar at medium-high speed until light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs; beat until smooth, about 3 minutes. Beat in vanilla.
3. In a large bowl, combine flour, hazelnuts, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and zest. Add to butter mixture; beat to combine, about 1 minute. Place in freezer until very firm, about 30 minutes.
4. Liberally dust a clean surface with flour, and roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out seventy-two hearts. To make top halves of cookies, use a 1-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out centers from thirty-six of the hearts.
5. Transfer cookies to prepared baking sheets, and bake until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack until completely cooled.
6. Lightly sift confectioners' sugar over cookie tops. Spread about 1 teaspoon jam on each of the bottom halves, and sandwich both halves together. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.