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Kalla cookies are an exquisite decor for a festive table. If they are presented beautifully and tastefully, they can easily replace a bouquet of fresh flowers. Guests will be pleasantly surprised when they learn that this cute floral element can be eaten. Delicate and delicious taste of a luxurious treat will amaze them in the heart. Moreover, to prepare cookies callas (the recipe is very light) you need fairly simple ingredients. For everything about everything, the hostess will take no more than 30 minutes of time, and the baking process will take only 5 minutes.
Quality preparation is half the success
The lion's share of time will have to be spent on preparatory processes. In this regard, the table needs to compactly decompose the main products. When everything is at hand, then it's easier to work. The first thing is:
- Sift a glass of flour;
- wash three chicken eggs;
- pour 250 g of sugar into a glass;
- grease the baking sheet with cream / sunflower oil or grease;
- clean the orange or lemon from the skin (it will be needed for decoration);
- to prepare a tablespoon of powdered sugar;
- warm up the oven to 200 degrees.
There is a small nuance about the heating of the oven. Many confectioners advise first to load into it a baking dish, and only then turn it on.
During this period, the hostess needs to have time to prepare a suitable dough, as well as make an exquisite decor. To create it, a separate recipe item is assigned. In this case, it is necessary to decide beforehand what decorations will be.
Elements of decor
They serve as a highlight of the dish. Starting baking cookies calla, first you need to make "pistils" for flowers. These original parts can be created from the following products:
- citrus peel;
- candied fruits, which must be cut into strips;
- dried apricots.
It should be borne in mind that the petals have a small diameter. Therefore, the middle should also be of a miniature size. If dried fruits are used as a basis, they must be cut very thin strips, almost threads. Many people show their creative talents in this business and connect several veins into a small bundle. The resulting twig gives sweets a more luxurious look.
Of course, with citrus fruits you will have to tinker a bit, but such sacrifices are fully justified if you bake a calla cookie in a frying pan. So, the peel must be carefully cut with a knife or special device. At the same time, it should not have white skin.Then it should be cut into thin strips. Now it's time to prepare the syrup:
- in, l of water, dilute 6 tbsp. l. Sahara;
- boil the resulting mixture;
- put in a container crushed zest;
- cook it all for 5 to 7 minutes.
In other cases, you can simply lubricate pieces of orange peel with honey and roll them in sugar. On the petal of a flower such a relief "pestle" will look extraordinarily chic.
Lemons and oranges should be thoroughly washed, possibly even with a detergent. After that, you need to pass the fruit with boiling water.
Very original looks cookies callas with cream, which goes instead of powdered sugar. A gentle texture of air mousse gives a delicacy of original and unique taste. Prepare such a custard "masterpiece" can be in a few minutes, but this will require:
- combine the yolk, vanillin and 2 tbsp. l. Sahara;
- add ½ tablespoon flour and a little milk;
- bring to a boil half a glass of milk;
- add a yolk mixture to the boiling liquid, stirring evenly;
- cook until 3 minutes, until the mass thickens;
- after the cream has cooled, it needs to be whipped with a whisk together with 60 g of butter.
The middle of the flower is filled with a custard using a pastry syringe. On this yellowish base, you can beautifully lay out cranberries, blueberries, currants or other berries.
As a creative experiment, the cream can be mixed with grated chocolate or cocoa. To make it taste special, many people practice adding other condiments to it.
Each stage to within a second
In order to get an amazing calla cookie as a result, you need a prescription with a photo that demonstrates step by step every gesture and movement of the chef. Although there is nothing difficult in this process, especially for those who have already worked with such a test, some points need to be paid special attention. So, the cooking time has gone:
- With the help of a mixer / whisk it is necessary to beat eggs, gradually adding sugar to them. Once the foam has formed, the process must be stopped.
- In this mass you need to add a small amount of sifted flour. Rinse the mixture with a whisk and so that there are no lumps. In consistence, it should resemble sour cream (not liquid and not too thick). This dough is ready for baking.
- Now you need to get the baking tray out of the oven and lay symmetrical cakes on it. For this, it is best to take a tea or a dessert spoon. In this case, the hostess should act at the speed of the meteorite.
- In the oven, this charm should be baked no more than 3-4 minutes, because the extra minute can change everything very cool. Therefore, the first blush on the edges - the main sign that the cookies callas (in the photo is well shown), should be taken out.
- For a split second you need to quickly roll up each hot cake to make a flower. Some resort to the help of one more hands, while others use special wand-rods. To form a flower, it is enough to pinch one edge of the plate.
- After that, you need to put a "pistil" in the formed spiral and send the workpiece back to the oven, but only for 60 seconds. Finally, sprinkle the surface with powder.
It is noteworthy that each confectioner has his own algorithm for creating flowers. Some prefer to roll hot cakes together with pestles. Another easier to put the decorative element in the ready-made "funnel". The main thing is that the result is satisfying, and the work is comfortable.However, there is another recipe with a photo of a cookie cookie, which has some differences in the cooking process.
Spreading the dough on a hot form, it is very important to observe the "distance" between the cakes. From each other they should be located at a distance of 3-4 cm.
Lack of time encourages busy people to invent new methods of saving. Therefore, it is not necessary to use standard cooking methods for this. Many will like the recipe for baking cookies in a frying pan. Dishes of a new generation with non-stick coating here will not work. In good cast iron tanks, they will work best. Its bottom should be well lubricated with butter, and the loan should be heated up as much as possible.The consistency of the dough should be a little rarity, like a pancake. The distance between the cakes is slightly more than usual. Once the edge of the circles begins to change its color, they need to be removed and quickly folded. Next is the decor.
Also it is worth paying attention to the presentation of the calla cookie. To feed these edible "flowers" on the table you need to use either a round or oval dish. On it you need to put a refined bouquet of inflorescences or create a real still life, using green leaves. Such a work of art will make an indelible impression on the guests.