Bunyetes d’amour

(or Chocolate marzipan love cakes!)

NOT QUITE SURE WHAT THESE HAVE TO DO WITH THE ORIGINAL CATALAN BUNYETES….. BUT THEY SOUND DELICIOUS!

 

20 minutes + 15 minutes in the oven + 30 minutes setting

☛ Ground almonds
☛ 300 gr Caster sugar
☛ 350 gr Ground cinnamon
☛ 1 tsp Vanilla extract
☛ 2 egg whites, beaten until just foamy
☛ Clear honey
☛ 1 tbsp Icing sugar to dust
☛ Plain chocolate 200 gr (at least 70% cocoa)

Heat the oven to 180/fan160/gas 4.

Love BunyetesThoroughly mix the ground almonds, caster sugar and cinnamon, then mix in the vanilla extract, egg whites and honey to form a softish marzipan dough.
Dust the work surface with icing sugar and roll out the dough to about 2cm thick.
Use heart-shaped cutter and cut out 8 hearts
Put the marzipan hearts on a baking sheet lined with baking parchment and bake for about 15 minutes. They should remain pale outside, soft and gooey inside.
Melt the chocolate and allow to cool a little.
Dip each heart in the chocolate and leave on a wire rack to set.
They will keep for up to a week in the fridge.
Makes 8

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