Nougat Easter Bunny Sandwich Cookies

Nougat Easter Bunny Sandwich Cookies by bakerangel.comAnd here hops in another Easter recipe – Nougat Easter Bunny sandwich cookies! Aren’t they the cutest Easter Cookies?

Makes about 12 sandwich cookies

Ingredients for the dough:
♥ 1/2 cup sugar
♥ 2 tsp. vanilla
♥ pinch of salt
♥ 1 cup butter
♥ 2 and 1/2 cup flour
♥ 1 egg
♥ 2.8 oz mini chocolate chips, optional

For decoration:
♥ 8.8 oz Nougat
♥ 1 tbsp powdered sugar, optional
♥ cotton candy or sugar pearls, optional

Nougat Easter Bunny Sandwich Cookies by bakerangel.com

  • Mix all ingredients for the dough togehter and knead until well combined
    To make the chocolate variant add chocolate Chips and knead until combined
  • Flattern the dough (so it can be easiliy rolled later, comparing to a ball shape), wrap with plastic foil and let it rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator

Preheat oven to 320 F

  • Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface and use a bunny shaped cookie cutter (∅ 14 inch) to cut out 24 bunnys. Lay half of the bunnys upside down on the baking tray so that the two halves fit well togehter later
  • Bake for about 11 minutes and let cool completely
  • Heat up Nougat in a water bath until it gets smooth, then transfer to a piping bag and apply to one half of a bunny
  • Then place the second bunny half carefully and let the nougat dry
  • If you like mix some powdered sugar and a tsp water and apply small dots on the cookie, shape Cotton candy into small dots or put sugar pearls on top
  • Nougat Easter Bunny Sandwich Cookies can be stored in an airtight Container up to 2 weeks

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Carrot Flavored Cheesecake

Carrot Flavored Cheesecake by bakerangel.com

The stores fill up with easter decorations so I share with you my first easter recipe for this season: Carrot Flavored Cheesecake. But heres a little secret the yummy taste works any other day as well.

Ingredients for the crust:
♥ 5.3 oz whole wheat biscuits, i.e. Leibniz
♥ 1/3 cup butter, melted
♥ pinch of salt

Ingredients for Carrot Cheesecake Filling:
♥ 17.6 oz low-fat curd
♥ 1 cup sugar
♥ 1 tsp. bourbon vanilla
♥ 3 eggs
♥ 1/2 cup butter, melted
♥ 1 packet of vanilla custard powder, unsweetend
♥ 1 cup carrot juice
♥ Optional green colored marzipan or fondant for carrot greens

Carrot Flavored Cheesecake by bakerangel.com

Preheat oven to 356 F

  • For the crust, melt butter and line a approx. ∅10 inch round cake pan with baking paper
  • Finely shred whole wheat biscuits in a food processor (if you don’t have one you can put the biscuits in a plastic bag and roll crumbly with a rolling pin)
  • Add salt and butter to the crumbled biscuits and press evenly in the form
  • Store in the refrigerator until the cheesecake filling is finished
  • For the filling melt the butter
  • Put low-fat curd in a large bowl and mix with sugar and bourbon vanilla
  • Stir in one egg at a time and combine with the butter (butter should be cooled down, not warm anymore)
  • Add vanilla custard powder and carrot juice
  • Pour the mixture carefully on the crust and bake for about 50-60 minutes
  • Allow the cake to cool slightly in the form so it’s easier to remove it from the pan
  • Let it sit preferable overnight in the refrigerator, but a minimum of 5 hours
  • Optional: For the carrots green color marzipan or fondant with green food coloring, roll out and cut into thin strips

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Homemade Chocolate Bark

Homemade Chocolate Bark by bakerangel.com

Finest Swiss Chocolate with mini pretzels, mini butter cookies, peanut M&M’s and Florentine! What a terrific and homemade gift to your beloved ones…or just for you as a everyday treat  ;-) yumm

Ingredients for chocolate bark:
♥ 4cup high quality dark chocolate, i.e. Felchlin or Barry Callebaut
♥ Mini butter cookies
♥ Mini pretzel
♥ Peanut M&M’s
♥ Chocolate melter

For Florentine:
♥ 120g cup sliced almonds
♥ 3/4 tbsp butter
♥ 2.8 oz heavy cream
♥ 2 tbsp honey
♥ 1/8 cup sugar
♥ 1 tbsp flour

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Perfect melting of the chocolate is extremely important for a perfect looking result! This is the only way to avoid stains and discolorations on the dried chocolate.

  • Melt chocolate drops at a maximum of 120 F (this can may take 2-3 hours)
  • After chocolate has melted turn down the temperature to 68 F to allow to cool (even this can take 1-2 hours)
  • Turn on the heat to 88 F (if you are using milk chocolate to max. 84 F)
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and pour chocolate on top (round, oval or square, just as you wish), shake the baking sheet briefly so that the chocolate evenly distributed
  • Decorate with the mini pretzels, butter cookies, peanut M&M’s and the Florentine (Florentine recipe you will find below)
  • Allow to dry at room temperature for about 2 hours, then put in the fridge and leave until firm
  • Break into bark

To make Florentine:

Preheat oven to 340F

  • In a small saucepan boil butter, heavy cream, honey and sugar
  • Reduce temperature to medium heat, add almonds and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes
  • Remove saucepan from the heat, stir in flour and let it sit for about 10 minutes
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, pour on mass and smooth it out very thin
  • Bake until golden brown for about 10-12 minutes
  • Allow to cool and carefully place it on the melted chocolate

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Red Velvet Valentine’s Cake

Red Velvet Valentine's Cake by bakerangel.com

Red Velvet Valentine’s Cake in a cast iron dutch oven – How to transport your favorite cake to your favorite Valentine?
Exactly in a cast iron dutch oven! And this time it comes with yummy sour cream and fresh berries.

If you prefer the classic way with cream cheese, you will find the delicious recipe on my Lime Cupcakes post, just skip lemon zest and food coloring:
Click here ♥

Ingredients for Red Velvet Valentine’s Cake:
♥ 1/2 stick butter, softened
♥ 1 cup sugar
♥ 2 eggs
♥ 1 tbsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened
♥ 1 tsp. vanilla
♥ Red food coloring, i.e. Wilton Gel Colour 1 tsp.
♥ 1/2 tsp. salt
♥ 3/4 cup buttermilk
♥ 1 and 3/4 cups flour
♥ 1 tsp. baking soda
♥ 1 tsp. vinegar
♥ 1/2 cup Sour Cream
♥ handful of fresh blueberries or berries of your choice
♥ cast iron dutch oven ∅ approx. 7 inch

Red Velvet Valentine's Cake by bakerangel.com

Preheat oven to 350F

  • Mix butter and sugar until fluffy
  • Add one egg at a time
  • Add cocoa powder, vanilla and red food coloring (depending on the desired intensity of color add more or less color)
  • Sift flour, mix with salt and stir alternately with buttermilk
  • Combine baking soda and vinegar and mix into batter
  • Use non stick baking spray for cast iron, pour in batter and bake for about 30 minutes. Do not over bake since cast iron keeps the heat at the cake continues to bake, even if it is already out of the oven (depending on the pot, times may differ. Best to make a toothpick test every little now and then.)
  • Allow to cool, caution the pot remains hot longer than an ordinary baking dish
  • Mix Sour Cream for a few seconds with a hand mixer and give a big blob on the cake, do not be frugal, it tastes great!
  • Decorate with blueberries

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Orange Gold Glitter Madeleines

Orange Gold Glitter Madeleines by bakerangel.com

Happy Yummy New Year 2015! Enjoy your New Years Eve with Orange Gold Glitter Madeleines.

Makes 20 pieces, diameter approx. 2.1 inch

Ingredients:
♥ 1/2 stick butter
♥ 2 egg whites
♥ pinch of salt
♥ 3/4 cup powdered sugar
♥ 1/3 cup flour
♥ 1/3 cup finely ground almonds
♥ 1 tsp. Orange zest
♥ 1 pinch of baking soda (after the cooling time to give)
♥ powdered sugar for dusting

Additionally for the Orange Gold Glitter version:
♥ 4 tbsp powdered sugar
♥ 1 tbsp orange juice
♥ 1 tbsp orange liqueur, optional
♥ edible gold leafs

Orange Gold Glitter Madeleines by bakerangel.com

  • Heat butter lightly golden brown
  • Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt until stiff
  • Mix powdered sugar with flour, ground almonds and orange zest and sift into egg whites and fold in carefully
  • Cover dough with plastic wrap and let it chill overnight in the refrigerator

Preheat oven to 356 F

  • Spray Madeleine pan well with cooking spray
  • Place a teaspoon of batter onto the center of the Madeleine pan, then let it fall once gently on the table, so that the air can escape
  • bake for 8 minutes until very light golden brown (take them out from the oven rather sooner than later when in doubt, otherwise the little cakes will be dry) release them from the pan and allow to cool
  • If your using a larger pan increase baking time by 2-3 minutes, best is to do a test run with only one Madeleine to find out the exact timing
  • For a classic variant dust with powdered sugar
  • For the Orange Gold Glitter variant mix powdered sugar with orange juice and orange liqueur until thick and dip madeleines in half, then decorate with gold leafs

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