Gingerbread

It’s the second weekend in December and you want to do something to increase your Christmas spirit?πŸŽ„β„οΈ
Run into your kitchen and turn it into Santa’s Gingerbread factory in a few minutes. Soon you can inhale the smell of Christmas and taste a little bit of heavenπŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸͺ

 

What are you waiting for? Let’s try one of my favorite recipes around Christmas!

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Ingredients:

Part 1:

125 g honey
180 g sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
8 g vanilla sugar
150 g butter
4 spoons of Milk

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Heat up these ingredients slowly in a pot, pour the mass into bowl and mix it.

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Part 2✌🏼️:

3 tbsp bitter almond aroma
2 tbsp grounded cinnamon
1 dash anise
1 dash cloves
1 spoon unsweetened cacao powder
8 g baking powder
400 g flour (I prefer rye or spelt)
100 g cornstarch

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ mix those ingredients, sift them, and stir in 2/3 spoon by spoon into the mass (from step 1). Knead under the rest on your working surface. Add some more flour if the dough is still too sticky.
Spread out the dough (it should be a 1/2 cm thick layer ❗️❕❗️not too thin, better thicker❗️❕❗️) and cut small rectangles gingerbread-men or whatever you want.

You might want to decorate them with almonds or raisins.

Now bake them for approximately 10-15 minutes at 350-400 F (175-200 C). This depends on your oven and which texture you like best.πŸͺ

Store them in an air-tight tin for up to two weeks. You can store an apple with the biscuits to make sure, the gingerbread keeps it’s texture.🍎

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I like to eat them warm, so if you do them yourself you should really try them immediately. Oh, and don’t forget to try the doughπŸ˜‰

Have a nice advent-weekendπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

Love,
KatieπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“

Simple vanilla crescrents

Can you imagine a December without Christmas biscuits? πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ
No? – Me neither.
So here we go for one of my favorite recipe I like to do in advent. It’s also a lovely idea to give them away as a little present… 🎁 But therefore you have to be very strong because they really are that good!πŸ˜‰

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And there are many ingredients to add in to get a different flavour!

Ingredients:

230g flour of your choice
80g sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
200g butter
100g grounded hazelnuts (or peanuts)

And:
32g vanilla sugar
50g powder sugar to turn them (later)

 

First you have to cut the butter into pieces and knead a dough with the sugar, and the flour. Your dough should rest in the cooler for one hour.
Make a role and cut it into similar pieces to form little beans.
Put them on a baking sheet and bake them for approximately 20 minutes at 350 F (175 C).
Mix the vanilla sugar with the powder sugar and turn the hot vanilla crescents in the sugar-mix. Let them cool completely before restoring them in an air-tight tin for up to two weeks.

 

But I promise you that they will be eaten before you can decide where to store them!

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Have a great and delicious adventπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„
KatieπŸ“πŸ“πŸ“