The sweet Christmas candles are a dessert delicious and dramatic that you can also use as centrepieces Christmas. These are short pastry candles, filled with delicious custard and rolled in white chocolate and chopped hazelnuts. The flame will be made with crunchy caramel, solidified on wooden sticks. The preparation is simple and will conquer all your diners: here’s how to make them perfectly.
SHORTCRUST PASTRY 300 gr
PASTRY CREAM 300 gr
MELTED WHITE CHOCOLATE 200 gr • 532 kcal
CHOPPED HAZELNUTS TO taste
FOR THE CARAMEL
SUGAR 5 tablespoons • 750 kcal
WATER 2 tablespoons • 0 kcal
The calories refer to 100 grams of product
How to make sweet Christmas candles
Prepare the shortcrust pastry, wrap it in cling film (1) and place in the refrigerator for about an hour. After the necessary time, roll out the pastry with a rolling pin (2) and cut out rectangles with a sharp knife (3).
Roll them around tubular moulds (4) and shape your candles. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (5) and bake at 180 ° C for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the custard and let it cool (6).
Put the sugar and water in a pan (7) and mix until the caramel is obtained, which should be golden (8). Form the flames with a teaspoon on parchment paper, placing the toothpicks immediately on top and let it solidify (9).
Melt the white chocolate in a bowl. As soon as the candles are ready, let them cool, then roll them in white chocolate and chopped hazelnuts (10). Fill them with the custard and decorate with the caramel flames (11). Your sweet Christmas candles are ready to be brought to the table (12).
You can also fill the sweet Christmas candles with a cold cream made with ricotta and hazelnut cream and decorate them with chopped almonds, pistachios or walnuts, or with coloured sprinkles.
You can keep the sweet Christmas candles in the refrigerator for 1 day tightly closed in an airtight container.