Since we are returning to the third season of How To Get Away With Murder in a few week I thought we’d celebrate with HTGAWM petit fours! Petit fours are very small, rectangular cakes that can be filled with different kinds of creams and covered with marzipan or glacé. Unusually they are small enough to eat in one bite. These petit fours are as easy or difficult to create, it all depends on your methods. Besides that, these are perfect for an HTGAWM premiere party or a ‘we-are happy-HTGAWM-is-back’ afterparty.
What you’ll need:
For the petit fours:
1 frozen pound cake. Either a store bought one, or to really brag about your snacks making skills, make one yourself.
450 gr powdered sugar
60 ml water
60 ml corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Red food colouring
*optional* For the sugar glass:
350 gr sugar
240 ml water
120 ml corn syrup
½ teaspoon cream of tartar or ½ teaspoon lemon juice
How to murder your pound cake:
1. Make the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, corn syrup, water and vanilla extract in a bowl
2. Set this to the side and start trimming the frozen pound cake (it being frozen helps with the trimming) into equal cubes in your preferred size. It works best if you first trim the cake into a rectangle, before making the cubes.
3. Dip them in the sugar mixture. You can do this by using two forks to prevent dirty, sticky fingers. Dip the cubes in, pull them back up and place them on a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath it.
Make sure the petit four is completely covered with glaze before removing.
4. Let cool for about 30 minutes. If you want to make the sugar glass, this is the perfect time to do it!
5. Use chopsticks or a fork to dot the petit fours with red food colouring for a blood-splattered look.
At this point, your petit fours are ready to be eaten! But if you like to make them a little more special, you can make the sugar glass to add on top.
1. Combine all ingredients for the sugar glass in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat for about an hour until the temperature reaches 149°C (300 °F).
2. Remove from the heat and spread onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Use an offset spatula to gently spread the mixture. Be careful as this mixture is extremely hot and will leave nasty burns if you don’t watch out.
3. Let the sugar glass cool for about an hour or longer, and then break using a solid object while covering the baking sheet with a tea towel. Be careful though! It’s very sharp.
4. Grab a glass shard and use a pastry brush to paint red food colouring on the edges before placing it in a petit four. Keep repeating until all petit fours have bloody glass and you are done!
Don’t forget to share the petit fours on social media if you’ve made them, we’d love to see your creations! Use the Tag #TGONBakes and maybe your creation will end up on the website!
Source: Brit + Co