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Catholic Recipe: Petits Fours

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup soft shortening
  • 1 cup extra fine (instant) sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 egg whites
  • raspberry jam
  • Coffee Glaze (see recipe)
  • Details

  • Yield: 9" square cake
  • Prep Time: 1 1/2 hours
  • Difficulty: N/A
  • Cost: n/a
  • For Ages: n/a
  • Origin:

Petits Fours are small cakes, individually frosted. These make a perfect finger food for parties or buffets.

DIRECTIONS

Cream shortening and sugar. Mix and sift flour, baking powder, and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture; add vanilla. Beat egg whites stiff but not dry; fold in. Bake in greased and floured 9-inch square cake pan at 375° for about 30 minutes. Cool on cake rack. Cut in fancy shapes. Split each piece; put together with raspberry jam. Spoon Coffee Glaze (see recipe) over cakes, letting it run down sides. When glaze is firm, decorate as desired.

Recipe Source: Cook's Blessings, The by Demetria Taylor, Random House, New York, 1965
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