Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Petit Fours and marzipan

Once again, sorry for my lack of posting. I finally got around to downloading pictures off my camera, so I wanted to share a couple of things with you.

Several weeks ago, ok, more like 2 months ago, I made some petit fours for my friend's mom to take to a baby shower. I've finally recovered from the ordeal and can talk about them without hatred now. (What a pain!) The ladies at Bakerella and VeganYumYum have written lovely, detailed posts about the process of making petit fours, so I won't go into detail, since I pretty much did exactly as they did. Mine were filled with buttercream rather than jam, though.

Since I didn't have anywhere to get marzipan, I blanched, peeled and ground some almonds and made my own almond paste using the first recipe on this page, minus the rosewater. Then I kneaded in powdered sugar to make it into marzipan. I have to admit, I thought that part was kind of fun. I didn't realize just how much it would make though, obviously, since I ended up with almost 4 pounds of it!
Thankfully, it freezes well, so I used what I needed and stuck the rest in the freezer. I'm going to dip some of it in chocolate and make candy for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'll let you know how that turns out.

So anyway, here's a picture of the finished petit fours.

I hope y'all have a great day!


Dr. Wifey said...

those petit fours are adorable - however i can see how they would be a pain in the arse to make!

CheapbyChoice said...

So cute! Petit fours always taste so good!

Jenn said...

They look great and I just have to say I love them and can't get them around here anywhere ! I wish the bakery here would make them...I don't think I could with two babies always yelling for me unless I tried at 2 in the morning ! haha

Tracye said...

Oh man, do I want some now!

Was the marzipan good? I imagine it to be quite yummy.

Deanna said...

I am sitting here drinking my morning coffee and thinking I could eat about five of those delicous looking morsels of goodness! I LOVE petit fours!

Mommy Cracked said...

Those turned out great! My uncle makes them (he and my aunt used to do catering) and he even said they were such a pain! LOL! These are fantastic, though! You should be proud!