WHAT ARE PETIT FOURS?
The expression “petit four” is an extravagant French word for little cakes and cakes. It signifies “little stove”, referencing how they were prepared in the lingering warmth of block broilers after bread heating in the eighteenth and nineteenth hundreds of years in France.
Essentially any reduced down treat could be viewed as a petit four, however it’s the smaller than usual coated cakes that are the most notorious in my book. They are once in a while likewise called “mignardises” in French patisseries.
They are an extremely adaptable little sweet that can be made with your preferred cake formula, your filling of decision (jam or icing are normal however), and a coating finish (frequently, yet not generally).
The most effective method to MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY PETIT FOURS
Make the cake.
Prepare your preferred cake formula in an enormous half-sheet container. When it is totally cooled, cut the cake on a level plane so you have two huge, flimsy layers of cake. I locate the least demanding approach to do this is with a cake slicer, despite the fact that you could make it work with a serrated blade. Since my cake slicer is just 9-inced wide, I needed to slice my cake down the middle length-wise first.
Evacuate the top layer to the side. Professional tip: Slide an adaptable plastic cutting board between the two layers so it’s anything but difficult to expel the dainty, top layer of cake.
Spread the base layer with filling.
I utilized raspberry jam for these Valentine’s Day petit fours, however apricot jam would likewise be scrumptious. Or on the other hand you could utilize a buttercream icing, lemon curd, or even a spread like treat margarine or nutella. I have had a go at making petit fours utilizing cooler jam and think that its excessively wet, so I suggest buying conventional jam from the store for these cakes.
Cautiously move the top layer prepare set up, at that point freeze the entire thing for 15 minutes. This will assist you with cutting out the shapes better.
Cut out shapes.
The simplest and most essential method for making petit fours is to cut whole cake into scaled down squares. Be that as it may, if its all the same to you have a couple of cake scraps to snack on, it’s such a great amount of amusing to utilize little basic dough shapers rather for an enjoyment introduction!
My little heart-formed shaper was ideal for these Valentine’s Day Petit Fours. On the off chance that you have a lip-molded cutout, those future enjoyment as well!
Stick the smaller than expected cakes back in the cooler while you set up the coating.
Coating the cakes.
My preferred method to cover petit fours is with a pourable fondant icing made by consolidating powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, and vanilla in a glass bowl set over a twofold kettle. When everything is whisked together and warm, include cleaved white chocolate for a yummy flavor and better surface.
You can utilize the coating in its regular white, generally hazy structure, or tint it utilizing gel nourishment shading
I made an enormous bunch of coating and did a portion of my cakes white, at that point add pink gel nourishment shading to the rest of the coating to do another 1/3 of my cakes, before adding somewhat red to the pink coating and covering the remainder of the cakes with red coating.
The secret to coating the cakes is to set them over a wire rack and let the coating pour onto a spotless preparing sheet or bowl underneath them. That way, the overabundance coat that trickles off can be added back to the bowl and rewarmed over the twofold heater to have enough to cover the entirety of the cakes.
On the off chance that you need to beautify the petit fours with sprinkles, make certain to just coating 1-2 cakes one after another and sprinkle them preceding the coating gets an opportunity to set. Pouring warm coating over chilled cakes enables the coating to set up rapidly, so you can’t do a bundle on the double and afterward return and include sprinkles later in light of the fact that they won’t stick.