Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy V-Day N Bleeding Heart Pastries!


Happy Valentine's Day dear friends!


Well, I believe that all 365 days should be Valentine's days as love for each other should never cease! What do you think? Having said that, not all of us have time to show in deeds how much we love our family and friends. Maybe that's why this particular day is being celebrated. Put aside all the worries and show your loved ones how much you love them, how much you care about them! Again, it shouldn't be just one day affair as we need to show them time and time again that yes, I love you to our husbands, kids and parents!

We celebrated V day yesterday and I made a very special dinner for my family. I will post the main course part later on. What I want to show you my friends today is my Bleeding Heart dessert! Don't panic! It's bleeding and oozing with love!

These adorable cream-filled hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day or any time you want to serve a loving treat. It is a very delightful recipe and such a pretty way to show our love for those near and dear ones.

Bleeding Heart Pastry

Ingredients

 1 cup AP flour
1/4 cup cold butter
a pinch of salt
1-2 tbsp water
2 cups thawed Cool Whip
3 cups Hunts vanilla pudding
6 oz seedless Strawberry preserve
1 cup fresh strawberries
Confectioners' sugar
Mint leaves to garnish(optional)

How to:

 Mix flour with butter, salt and little water till crumbly dough forms.
Gather the dough together and wrap in a plastic wrap.
Keep aside to rest for about 15 minutes.
Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface. Cut with the lightly floured heart shape cookie cutter.
 Place 1 inch apart on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
 Bake at 400° F for about 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
 In the mean time, mix gently the Cool Whip and pudding.
Remove the pastries and place them on the wire rack to cool.
 Just before serving, warm preserves in a small saucepan; drizzle some onto dessert plates.
Take 2 pastries.
Place bottom  half on plate; spread each with 2 tablespoons of filling.
Top with another pastry; drizzle with remaining preserves.
Garnish with berries and  confectioners' sugar.


Now this is the perfect and gentlest way to say someone I LOVE YOU, instead of yelling it out from the roof tops! Let your plate speak volumes for you!





4 comments:

  1. They look perfect. Right up Cupids alley..! Lovely hearts..!
    My event- Valentines Day Special

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  2. Lovely cute hearts..perfect for v day!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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