Petit Fours

10 Feb

I don’t have a bucket list but if I did I think attempting to make petit fours would be on it…at about number 87.  And yesterday I did just that.  I attempted to make petit fours.  Key word being attempted.  The result wasn’t the image I had in my head when I started yesterday morning (blush pink miniature cakes with smooth perfect icing and a sweet embellishment on top).  But they are really tasty.  And if I were to ever attempt to make them again (doubtful) I have lots of things I would do differently to make the whole process MUCH easier and less time consuming.  One of the most important aspects of making Petit Fours is making the glaze the perfect consistency.  At first mine was too liquidy.  Then too thick (hence the lumpy result).

The recipe is from on old Martha Stewart magazine from 2006.   I always keep MS magazines and re-read them from time to time (yeah that’s right…I’m a geek).  It’s a marzipan cake which is absolutely delicious.  Very dense and moist.  I spread some raspberry jam in between the cakes and the almond and raspberry tastes really compliment each other.  The glaze is a simple icing sugar/milk mixture.Get Spring Shower Almond Petit Fours recipe here.

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3 Responses to “Petit Fours”

  1. frugalfeeding February 10, 2012 at 19:46 #

    I’d never heard of them, so thanks for sharing this! I want to make a bucket list 😀 – the film was so good. My number one item is to read as many of the classics as I possibly can :D. They improve my English no end.

  2. grammao February 11, 2012 at 21:00 #

    I cannot believe you made Petit Fours – you are amazing.

  3. Kat February 12, 2012 at 10:41 #

    mmm.. looks absolutely yum. and the china looks really pretty with it. guessing you have this with tea? I’ve never tried petit fours’. and cool you marked one item off your list – I never really thought about making a bucket list before but it sounds like a totally awesome way to keep focused on the stuff we live for. 🙂

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