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Petit Fours

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Petit fours are vanilla flavored cakes baked with flour and eggs. Baked along with milk, shortening, sugar with melted fondant topping, the petit fours can be decorated and served as desired.
Ingredients
  Cake flour 2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg whites 4 , stiffly beaten
  Fondant 2 Cup (32 tbs) (2 recipes)
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Start by preheating the oven to 375F degrees
MAKING
2.In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt together.
3.Cream shortening, vanilla and sugar together until fluffy.
4.Add sifted ingredients and milk alternately.
5.Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.
6.Pour into 2 greased (9 inch) pans.
7.Bake in moderate oven for 25 minutes.
8.Cool, then cut into 2-inch squares or triangles or use cookie cutters.
9.Brush off crumbs, arrange on wire racks and place racks on waxed paper.
10.Melt fondant slowly over hot water, tint with food coloring if desired and pour slowly over cakes.
SERVING
11.Decorate with nuts, candied fruit, small candies, coconut or ornamental frosting pressed into flower shapes with a pastry tube and serve

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Cake Flour
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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