Introduction: Eyes of Medusa
You can add food coloring to your dough or leave it as is. And for more reddish eyes, use Maraschino cherries. However, the flavor would be different, just FYI :)
Step 1: Dough
Beat until mixed and fluffy:
200 g butter/margarine
200 g sour cream
60 g sugar
In a glass/cup/bowl, mix the following, then beat into margarine:
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp white vinegar
Once solution is mixed, beat in
400-500 g flour (usually I only use about 455 g)
Divide dough into 10 portions, flatten into disk and wrap with cling wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
Step 2: Filling and Decoration
600 g frozen dark sweet pitted cherries, thawed and drained, keep chilled in fridge
Roll each dough and line about 9-10 cherries on dough, roll
Place filled dough on a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper
Bake on preheated 350 F for 15 mins, then turn sheet around for even baking, and bake for another 5-8 minutes
Take out and cool on room temperature
Meanwhile, make Medusa's hairs
Melt about 1/2 c green candy melts/chocolate wafers
Pour melted choc into ziplock bag and snip the corner
Pipe curls (as snakes) on parchment paper lined baking sheet and chill in the fridge to harden, for 10 minutes at least
Step 3: Eyes of Medusa
Once cooled, prepare whipped cream, either using powder and milk or heavy cream/whipping cream, to your liking
Spread some whipped cream on serving plate and place 4 rolls. Spread cream on those rolls and stack 3 rolls above it, then cream, 2 rolls, then cream and last roll. You are creating a pyramid shape.
Cover the whole with whipped cream and chill in the fridge for at least 3 h
Decorate with curls/snakes, slice and enjoy :)
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