Thursday, 14 February 2013

Romeo & Juliet´s kisses

Happy Valentine´s Day to all lovers, love pursuers, believers, dreamers, and passionates! Leave the consumerist aspect of this festivity in your wallet and enjoy the day. The inspiration for today´s recipe comes from my visit to Verona last weekend. I love everything about Verona: the atmosphere you breathe, its streets, the Venetian architecture, the Roman arena, and the Shakespearean touch to it. Since it is the setting to one of the most famous love stories - better say tragedies - ever written, what better way to celebrate Valentine´s day then with a recipe named Romeo & Juliet´s kisses?

Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love,
And the continuance of their parents' rage,
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. 
from William Shakespeare, Rome and Juliet, Act 1, Prologue

Ingredients for 20 pieces:
350 gr. butter
300 gr. ground almonds
250 gr. sugar
500 gr. flour
50 gr. cocoa powder
50 gr. dark chocolate
50 gr. white chocolate

Beat the butter with the sugar and the almonds, then add the flour. When all ingredients are well incorporated divide the dough in two blocks. To one of them add the cocoa powder. Let the doughs rest for 10 minutes in the refrigerator. Then spread the dough on a flat surface about 1-1,5 cm thick. Cut out many little squares all of the same size and roll each one into a little ball. Put them on an oven dish with some baking paper a bit apart from one another and bake at 180°C for 20 minutes. When the cookies have cooled down, melt the white and dark chocolate separately and use them as a filling to stick two halves together.

Spread the love 
The Kiss - Hayez


  1. Die sehen sehr verführerisch aus!

    Ich hab Dich übrigens erwähnt! ;-) Schau mal hier:

  2. fantastisch!
    wish you a loving romantic Valentine's!



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