2017-02-14

Vday cleaning


Hello all you lovely people,
Happy Valentine's Day!!

I hope you all have a fantastic day, filled with love and chocolate (which is basically love, so love and love).

I have personally spent Vday loving myself - which is also important, and should not be forgotten. And then of course loving my family and friends. I also wanted to extend that love to you, by sharing a recipe with you!



These little pink rolls are called Dammsugare in Sweden, which means Vacuum cleaner. Why? I don't know. I've always thought it's because they're shaped like the vacuumy part of a vacuum cleaner. But for now it will remain a mystery.

Anyway, you take crumbs from biscuits or cakes and mix it together with a few other ingredients to get a sort of dough, then you roll out the dough to thin logs which you then wrap into marzipan (usually green, but I made a Valentine's-y pink instead).

The most important ingredient is arrack or punsch, these little things are also called Arrack-rolls or Punsch-rolls. I personally don't use alcohol when baking so instead I used arrack aroma. It does have a distinct taste/scent, but I like it very much. However, fair warning, not everybody likes it.

 
Without further ado, the recipe...

Vacuum cleaners


INGREDIENTS
  • Crumbs from cake or biscuits, I used 8 digestives
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 30 grams almond paste
  • 1 decilitre oatmeal 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 85 grams butter, room temperature
  • 0,5tsk Arrack aroma or actual arrack or punsch
  • 400 grams marizpan
  • Food colouring (optional)
  • 150 grams dark chocolate

DIRECTIONS

Crush the digestives into crumbs, mix together with the cocoa powder, vanilla sugar, almond paste, oatmeal and brown sugar. Then add the butter (at room temperature) and make into a dough. Lastly add the arrack aroma. Form dough into thin logs, about 1.5 fingers thick. And place in fridge.

If colouring marzipan do so now, and then roll out the marzipan to a rectangle. Take the dough logs out of the fridge and place onto the marzipan. Wrap the marzipan around the logs and cut away the excess. Cut the logs into smaller pieces. Melt the chocolate and dip both ends of a roll into the chocolate.


Enjoy!

Much love,


12 comments:

  1. Umm these are the cutest things ever - I see how they resemble a vacuum cleaner. They also look like hair curlers!! Haha! Best yet - they look like the TASTE delicious! <3

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    1. Aren't they adorable! Hahaha, you're right, they do look like hair curlers.
      Thank you beautiful.
      Much love

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  2. These are fantastic, love those. Valentine's day is for everyone and self-love is the best!! Good to take care of one's self!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much darling! Yes, I couldn't agree more.
      Much love

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  3. These look absolutely delicious, and perfect for Valentine's Day! ♥
    Amy xx

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Amy <3
      Much love

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  5. It looks good and hope it taste good as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe, can you please share steps to make it as well?

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    1. Thank you.
      Under "Directions" I've written how you make them.

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