Fortune cookie

My fortune cookies for Day of Love are here:

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Ingredients

½ cup plain flour

½ cup sugar

2 egg whites

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp vegetable oil

1 ½ tsp cornstarch

¼ tsp salt

2tsp water

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Method

In a bowl, add the egg whites, oil, water, lemon juice and vanilla. Whisk until the eggs are frothy.

Add flour, cornflour, sugar, and salt to the egg mixture. Whisk until you have a smooth batter.

Divide the batter in two separate bowls. Keep 1tbsp of plain batter for later. Add your favourite colour to the batter and mix well.

Then refrigerate them for 2 hours. Meanwhile, line your baking sheets with parchment paper. On the small pieces of paper write down your words.

Preheat the oven to 160C.

After 2 hours, take 1 tbsp batter for each cookie and with the back of a spoon spread out a thin circle batter.

Now for making heart shapes on the cookies, use a drop of plain batter or colour batter and using a toothpick, create a heart with tail or plain dots ( as you see in the photos).

Bake them in the oven for 6-8 minutes or until outer edge is brown. Keep an eye in them because every oven is different.

 

Once cookies are done, now you should do rest of process faster, because cookies goes hard quickly.

Flip cookies over and place the fortune in the middle of cookie and fold in half and put it on the edge of a bowl to keep the shape ( as you see in the photo)

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Rainbow Cake

This gorgeous rainbow cake or cookies tastes awesome. It’s easy to make and could be fabulous treat at the Valentine’s Day with beautiful colours and heart shape.

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Ingredients

260g plain flour

250g Baking butter

225g sugar

112ml milk

6 eggs

41ml Vegetable oil

3tsp Baking powder

1tsp Vanilla extract

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Method

Add sugar, butter, oil and vanilla extract into a bowl. Beat for 4 minutes until it is light. Now add eggs Mix together and at the end, add flour, baking powder and milk. Blend until all ingredients are mixed well.

Now, divide your cake batter into four small bowls with same amount of batter. Then add food colouring.

Transfer each one of coloured batter into a piping bag.

Preheat the oven to 175C.

On a baking tray with parchment paper, pipe a line of one of coloured batter. Keep lining with all the other colours. Repeat a second layer on top of the first layer ( as you see in the photos).

Bake the cake for 15 minutes. Once cake is baked, take out of the oven. Let to cool and remove from the baking tray. With a heart shape cutter cut out cake pieces.

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Chocolate soup

Valentine’s day is a celebration of romance in many countries around the world. In Iran from ancient times there is an Iranian festival that is known as the Iranian Day of Love (Sepandarmazgaan) that on 24th Feb and it was a special feast of the women and girls. Men used to make them presents, all women and girls were treated as queens and whatever they demanded would be done by their men.

For Valentine’s day and Iranian Day of Love I have prepared some cookies and sweets. If you like my recipes, do not forget to follow me in my webpage, thank you.

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Chocolate soup

Few years ago I had one of my best hot chocolate in Cafe Wedle, in Warsaw. It was just a piece of heaven. Very rich, with different flavours and served along with a glass of warm water. Because hot chocolate was soooo rich and my lips were sealed. So I though the following recipe ‘ Chocolate soup’ would be a lovely dessert for Day of Love .

Show me a person who does not like chocolate, or maybe there is someone who hate chocolate? If you hate chocolate, I have a good news. With this recipe you will be a serious chocolate lover. It’s basically pure liquid hot chocolate served in a bowl, jar or a wee pot.

. In some recipes with adding thickening agent such as cornstarch and egg yolk, make a thick hot chocolate. But I personally prefer to use more chocolate as a thickener and make a rich hot chocolate. Just do not forget to use good and healthy dark chocolate Brands.

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Ingredients

500ml milk

400g good dark chocolate

1tbsp cocoa powdered

1tbsp food flavouring ( mint, strawberry, rose)

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Method

Heat the milk in a large pot until boiling. Drop the chocolate into the boiling milk and stir until chocolate melts and smooth.Add the cocoa powder and food flavouring to the melted chocolate, stir together until it becomes a smooth paste and remove from the heat.Serve it hot in a jar, bowl or a wee pot. Garnish with pieces of cookies or biscuits.

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