How to Make Lemon Petit Fours

How to Make Lemon Petit Fours

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 25 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients needed to make Lemon Petit Fours:

  • One (10.75 oz) package frozen pound cake
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 jar lemon curd
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 box (16 oz) powdered sugar

Cooking instructions for Lemon Petit Fours:

  • Slice off the top and sides of the pound cake while it is still frozen and cut it into small squares.
  • Divide each square longitudinally into three slices and set them aside.
  • Spread a thin layer of lemon curd onto base and middle square slice and stack them up.
  • Place the top slice over them and give it a gentle press so that they stick together.
  •  Layer out rest of the petit fours in a similar fashion and arrange them onto a wire rack, which in turn is placed onto a baking tray; set aside.
  • To make the glaze, empty the box of powdered sugar into a 3 quart pan and stir in the water and corn syrup.
  • Whisk in a splash of lemon extract until well combined and heat it over slow flame, while stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves completely and blends into the mixture thoroughly.
  • Turn off the heat and stir in a couple of tsp hot water to thin it out slightly.
  • Drizzle a tbsp of the hot glaze onto each petit four and spread it along the sides of the small cakes until evenly coated.
  • Sprinkle tiny candy vermicelli or place an icing flower on top to garnish and glaze rest of the petit fours in a similar fashion.
  • Let the petit fours rest until the glaze cools down and sets.
  • Serve and have fun!

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