Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and so I thought I would share a little recipe my Granny showed me that you might make for your Hinny. Tis an easy receipt and will help to use up your day old bread, turning it into something sweet. This receipt is for Sweethearts, little jam cakes to enjoy with a nice cup of tea. Here is what you will need to make these cakes:
Day old bread
a pastry cutter in the shape of a heart
your favourite jam
1 egg beaten
a teacupful of breadcrumbs
the juice of one lemon
and butter for frying
Firstly, slice your bread into ¼ inch thick slices. You will need two slices for each Sweetheart cake. Take your pastry cutter and cut out one heart shape, or you may shape them with a knife if you have no pastry cutter, from each slice of bread. Once you have cut out your desired amount, spread one heart with jam and place another heart on top. Once you have assembled your sandwiches, dip them in the egg mixture, then the bread crumbs and lastly in the lemon juice. Don’t be tempted to omit the lemon juice, it gives the cakes a lovely little zing. While you are doing this task you may heat up your skillet. Melt your butter in the pan and fry each Sweetheart until it is golden on both sides. To serve the cakes, add a knot of jam or cream to the top of each and sprinkle a little sugar over the top to make them look pretty.
This is an easy recipe to make and enjoy. The scraps of bread leftover from this receipt will make a lovely bread pudding on another day, or more breadcrumbs if you desire so there is no waste.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day,