HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!
What can you think of a special treat for valentine's day.....well I call it a "Pink Day" :) Because, from so many days I was planning to do these donuts, and kept on postponing it. Well now I believe that every single thing happens for a reason, and it will happen only when it is meant to be. :) Guess what, why am I jumping into some philosophy here.....he he. Let's not waste time, instead virtually enjoy these donuts. :)
As this is Valentine's Day, lets talk a little about the history behind this day.....
St. Valentine's day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. He was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her. Today St. Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church.
The day first associated with romantic love when the tradition of country love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.
After all these we need to enjoy this beautiful day with a yummy treat......here you go!!
Note: These measurements are for a small portion, you can double it to make more donuts. :)
1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cayenne.
3. In a food processor or mixer blender, puree the beets with milk.
4. Mix this puree to the flour mixture, stir in vanilla, butter and egg.
5. Line a baking sheet pan and spread the batter evenly.
6. Bake for about 8-11 mins, when touched, it should spring back up.
7. Now take a heart shaped cookie cutter and cut into shapes. I got the hollow shape by taking a bigger cookie cutter and in between had the smaller cookie cutter cut shapes.
8. Allow it to cool in a cooling rack.
1. In a sauce pan add the beet puree, with milk, cook it again for more 20 mins, now add the honey and cook it until it thickens a bit.
2. Now add butter and dark chocolate chips, off the flame and keep stirring until the chocolate melts.
3. Allow it to cool a bit.
4. Now layer this chocolate beet glaze over the heart shaped donut. and cool it completely until the chocolate hardens a bit.
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