Red Velvet Hearts

                                                                                     

Ingredients:

Preparation:

In the bowl of a standing mixer, whisk all your egg yolks, your egg, butter, buttermilk and food coloring together.

Once everything is well combined add in 600 gr of flour, yeast, sugar, salt and cocoa.

Once everything is moist change over to your dough hook.

Add in 200 gr of flour and knead on low for 4-5 minutes until your dough sticks in one ball to your dough hook.

If you find your dough is a still sticky add a bit more flour. It should be soft but not sticky.

Knead by hand for about 30 seconds. Take a large bowl and spray with cooking spray.

Put dough in the bowl and cover with plastic wrap and a  tea towel.

Let rise for 2 1/2 hours, until it doubles in size.

Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Divide the dough in equal portions, make a rope from each and then shape it into a heart.

Bake in a previously preheated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes.