Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine Hearts

A recipe for Chocolate Hearts is from the Baker's Chocolate booklet, 1913.

Melt, by standing over hot water, three ounces of unsweetened chocolate; add a pound of sifted powdered sugar and mix thoroughly; work to a stiff yet pliable paste with the unbeaten whites of three eggs (or less), adding vanilla to flavor. If the paste seems too soft, add more sugar. Break off in small pieces and roll out about one-fourth of an inch thick, sprinkling the board and paste with granulated sugar instead of flour. Cut with a tiny heart-shaped cake cutter (any other small cake cutter will do), and place on pans oiled just enough to prevent sticking. Bake in a very moderate oven. When done, they will feel firm to the touch, a solid crust having formed over the top. They should be very light, and will loosen easily from the pan after being allowed to stand a moment to cool. The success of these cakes depends upon the oven, which should not be as cool as for meringue, nor quite so hot as for sponge cake. If properly made, they are very excellent and but little labor. Use the yolks for chocolate whips.—From “Good Housekeeping.”

The picture and recipe are from the Baker's Chocolate booklet Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes. Walter Baker Co. Dorchester, Mass.: 1913    On cover: Choice Recipes.  The 1916 edition is online HERE
The image of La Belle Chocolatiere (The Chocolate Girl) is from the back of the booklet.  An upcoming post will be on Liotard's chocolate girls. HERE
 ©2013 Patricia Bixler Reber

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