Danish Christmas Kisses

A cake recipe found in “Det Bedste ved Julen” (The Best About Christmas) a free e-booklet published by dansukker.dkDanish Christmas Kisses

Lovely small cakes with a small dollop of delicious nougat on top.
The recipe gives about 40 cakes.

Ingredients
200 g [7 oz] soft butter
1¼ dl [0,25 pt] icing sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla sugar / vanilla
4¼ dl [0,85 pt] flour
Garnish:
1 egg whites
100 g [3,5 oz] finely chopped hazelnuts
Topping:
100 g [3,5 oz] soft nougat
50 g [1,75 oz] dark chocolate
1 tbsp. glucose syrup

Approach

[1] Start by chopping the nuts finely. Mix the ingredients for the dough well together.

[2] Vault the dough onto the work surface and divide it into 40 pieces. Form round cakes, brush them with egg white and then dip the edges in chopped nuts. Make a groove in the middle of each cake.

[3] Place the cakes on a baking sheet coverd with baking paper. Bake in the middle of the oven at 175° C / 345° F  for about 15 minutes. Let the cakes cool on a grid.

[4] Melt the ingredients for the toppings in a bowl over boiling water. Let the mixture cool slightly before whipping it.

[5] Use a piping bag and place a small dollop of the mixture in the groove on the cakes. Store cool in an airtight container.

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