Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day custard cream chocolate hearts

Valentine's Day. Love? Hate? Indifferent?

I thought we'd celebrate at home then changed my mind only to find out that our baby-sitter is unavailable tomorrow.
Bah, nevermind. I baked biscuits.
This is an adaptation of Nigella's custard cream hearts recipe in Feast. You just substitute 25g of cocoa for the same amount of flour. Eva has the recipe posted here. If you were to eat the biscuits on their own, they are nice and crumbly and not very sweet. Once they are sandwiched with the custard cream, it becomes difficult to stop eating them.

They look a bit rustic, which I like. I tried to make them look fancier using photo applications but that proved too much trouble to upload. I find they are a more realistic representation of love in daily life. Not photoshop perfect!


Maria said...

I adore this Nigella recipe! Thanks for reminding me, and for the tip on a chocolate variant! (Or maybe not, lol)
Maria xo

Kelly-Jane said...

Lovely, just right for Valentines.

julie said...

hehe, thank you ladies!

Spencer said...

What a wonderful recipe. I love chocolate and I know I would so love these!

At Anna's kitchen table said...

Ain't that the truth! :)) love definitely is not photoshop perfect!
But we wouldn't have it any other way, right?

julie said...

Mmmhh, you're right Anna! A little bit of grit makes the good times all the better ;)