Vosi Hnizda (Czech Christmas Sweets)

Recipe by Chef #180755
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 25
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Hive ingredients
  • 1 14
    cups crushed round vanilla wafers or 1 1/4 cups round toddler vanilla wafers
  • 25
    whole round vanilla wafers
  • 1 14
  • 7
    tablespoons soft room temp butter
  • 2
    tablespoons rum
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 2
    tablespoons cocoa (Hershey's pure baking cocoa)
  • Filling
  • 34
  • 5 12
    tablespoons soft room temp butter
  • 1
    egg yolk, from a pasteurized egg (or immerse an unpasteurized egg in boiling water for 1 minute, cool immediately)
  • 2
    tablespoons rum
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DIRECTIONS

  • Set the 25 whole vanilla wafers aside.
  • Crush enough vanilla wafers, in a medium sized bowl, to make 1 1/4 cups of a rough"flour".
  • Add powdered sugar, butter, rum, water, and cocoa.
  • Mix ingredients.
  • In a small bowl mix filling ingredients together.
  • Dust the inside of the bee hive form with powdered sugar, then press in a small ball of dough.
  • Make a hole in the dough with your finger or end of a wooden spoon.
  • Add enough filling to the hole, with a spoon, to fill the cavity.
  • Carefully tap the hive out of the form and set it atop a whole vanilla wafer.
  • You must experiment to find out how much powdered sugar one needs to dust the form with, so that the hive slips out easily.
  • If you have no bee hive form, use an empty chamber from a grocery store cardboard egg carton.
  • Store in a cool place, remembering you have raw egg in the filling.
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