Cakey gingerbread hearts

Cakey gingerbread hearts

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Team

Team

Editorial Team at Kitchen Stories

Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

30 min

Baking

25 min

Resting

10 min

Ingredients

2Servings
41⅔ ml
milk
10 g
honey
50 g
all-purpose flour
25 g
almonds (ground)
g
baking powder
½ tbsp
cocoa powder
tsp
cinnamon (ground)
tsp
ginger (ground)
tsp
clove (ground)
tsp
nutmeg (ground)
25 g
butter (soft)
20 g
brown sugar
½
eggs
25 g
chocolate
16⅔ ml
heavy cream
salt
butter for greasing
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Utensils

saucepan, container with a spout, cooking spoon, large bowl, whisk, standing mixer or hand mixer, oven, baking pan, rubber spatula, cutting board, knife, cookie cutter, cake rack, plate, brush

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Nutrition per serving

Cal445
Fat27 g
Protein10 g
Carb43 g
  • Step 1/10

    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Add milk and honey to a saucepan and bring to a simmer on low heat. Then, transfer to a container with a spout.
    • 41⅔ ml milk
    • 10 g honey
    • saucepan
    • container with a spout
    • cooking spoon

    Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Add milk and honey to a saucepan and bring to a simmer on low heat. Then, transfer to a container with a spout.

  • Step 2/10

    In a large bowl, mix flour, ground almonds, baking powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.
    • 50 g all-purpose flour
    • 25 g almonds
    • g baking powder
    • ½ tbsp cocoa powder
    • tsp cinnamon
    • tsp ginger
    • tsp clove
    • tsp nutmeg
    • salt
    • large bowl
    • whisk

    In a large bowl, mix flour, ground almonds, baking powder, cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt.

  • Step 3/10

    In a standing mixer or with a hand mixer, beat soft butter and brown sugar until pale and foamy.
    • 25 g butter
    • 20 g brown sugar
    • standing mixer or hand mixer

    In a standing mixer or with a hand mixer, beat soft butter and brown sugar until pale and foamy.

  • Step 4/10

    Now beat in eggs adding one at a time until fully incorporated.
    • ½ eggs

    Now beat in eggs adding one at a time until fully incorporated.

  • Step 5/10

    Alternating, add dry ingredients and warm milk mixture to the butter mixture. Continue to beat until fully combined.

    Alternating, add dry ingredients and warm milk mixture to the butter mixture. Continue to beat until fully combined.

  • Step 6/10

    Transfer batter to a greased baking pan. Spread evenly and gently knock pan on work surface to release air bubbles. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 25 min. until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
    • butter for greasing
    • oven
    • baking pan
    • rubber spatula

    Transfer batter to a greased baking pan. Spread evenly and gently knock pan on work surface to release air bubbles. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 25 min. until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

  • Step 7/10

    In the meantime, roughly chop chocolate and transfer to a large bowl. In a saucepan, heat heavy cream on low heat and bring to a simmer.
    • 25 g chocolate
    • 16⅔ ml heavy cream
    • saucepan
    • large bowl
    • cutting board
    • knife

    In the meantime, roughly chop chocolate and transfer to a large bowl. In a saucepan, heat heavy cream on low heat and bring to a simmer.

  • Step 8/10

    Pour hot heavy cream over chocolate. Whisk together until chocolate is melted and smooth. Allow to cool for approx. 5 – 10 min.
    • whisk

    Pour hot heavy cream over chocolate. Whisk together until chocolate is melted and smooth. Allow to cool for approx. 5 – 10 min.

  • Step 9/10

    Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Transfer to a cake rack.
    • cookie cutter
    • cake rack

    Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out cookies. Transfer to a cake rack.

  • Step 10/10

    Place a plate underneath a cake rack to catch any excess ganache. Using a brush, spread ganache over the top of the cookies. Allow to set. Enjoy with your loved ones.
    • plate
    • brush

    Place a plate underneath a cake rack to catch any excess ganache. Using a brush, spread ganache over the top of the cookies. Allow to set. Enjoy with your loved ones.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Cakey gingerbread hearts

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