I got the book “Christmas Cookie Club” on loan, and one recipe inspired me to design these cute burgers! The book uses industrial biscuits and food coloring, as well as a different version of other additives. I wanted everything to be “home made” and made from natural ingredients. The preparation is quite demanding, but the result is very decorative!
- Dissolve turmeric in very little water to obtain a thin creamy mixture and add it to the marzipan. Knead well so that the color is completely uniform. (I made the marzipan myself according to Broccoli's recipe). Then roll it out thinly, preferably between two thin foils and cut into 4x4 cm squares.
- For "burgers" - of all the ingredients mix a smooth dough, wrap it in foil and leave in the cold for at least 1 hour. Then roll out thinly and use a round cutter (smooth or serrated - as desired) to cut "burgers". Bake at 180 * for 12-14 minutes.
- For pastries - separate the egg whites from the yolks. Mix the egg yolks well and for a long time with half the sugar. Beat the egg whites with the rest of the sugar into a very solid snow. Add half of the snow to the egg yolks and stir gently. Then slowly add the flour and thickener through a sieve and mix gently. Finally add the rest of the snow and lightly combine everything. Using a decorating bag with a flat extension, squeeze small circles onto baking paper (mine didn’t exactly turn out all the same, but I eventually managed to pair them). Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar and finally with sesame seeds. Bake at 200 * for 10-15 minutes. Let them cool on paper, then carefully peel them off. I used a cookie recipe from the Italian site "giallo zafferano"
- Arrange the baked "pastries" on the table - half on the round side - half on the flat.
- Melt the white chocolate on a steamer and drip a little chocolate on each flat half and stick the "cheese"
- Drizzle chocolate on each slice of "cheese" again and stick a "hamburger". Then drizzle some chocolate on each "hamburger" again and cover with other pastries.
- And finally - here's a sweet hamburger - it could also be called "Sweetburger", but as the "hamburger" itself is with cocoa, and the "mayonnaise" is again white chocolate - I gave it the name Chocoburger
When I make it again, I will try to make pastries from shortcrust pastry - it is safer that everything will be the desired size!