Thursday February 11th

Ah romance! There’s definitely no shortage of that in Woking, so let’s make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra special with Victoria’s Kitchen.

Based in Mayford, cakemaker to the stars Victoria Gadsdon is a verifiable home-grown success and is famous far and wide for her big range of delectable treats, cake decorating, sugar craft and baking classes for every age.

A big supporter of our #LoveLocal campaign, Victoria has kindly shared the recipe for these heart-shaped stunners. Clear the decks and feel the love!

 

Heart Linzer Biscuits

What you’ll need:

  • - 250g Plain Flour
  • - 200g butter – cut into small cubes
  • - 100g icing sugar (plus extra for dusting)
  • - 2 free range medium egg yolks
  • - Strawberry jam
  • - Large heart cookie cutter and small heart cookie cutter

 

How to bring it all together!

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 170c fan
  • 2. Place the flour, butter, and icing sugar into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the ingredients together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • 3. Add the egg yolks and mix until a dough forms
  • 4. Roll the dough between two pieces of parchment paper (about ¼ inch thickness), and pop in the fridge for 15 minutes or until firm
  • 5. Once chilled, cut double of each large heart shape with a smaller heart shape cut out of one
  • 6. Pop on the baking tray and bake for 12 minutes, or until light golden brown and crisp
  • 7. Remove and carefully transfer to a cooling rack
  • 8. Once cool, put the biscuits with smaller heart holes on a tray and cover with a light dusting of icing sugar
  • 9. Make sure the jam is nice and smooth and pop a dollop on the full biscuit – making sure you don’t go right to the edge and don’t overfill
  • 10. Pop the dusted biscuit on the top

 

Let us know how you get on by tagging your creations using #WeAreWoking.

To find out more about Victoria’s Kitchen, visit https://www.victorias-kitchen.com/

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