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What could be easier, and fun, that to prepare your own decorations Christmas? Especially with children who are having a heart joy. There are as many cookie recipes with spices and bread as grandmothers Alsatian. Here’s one of mine. What a joy to renew with my daughter this small happiness that reminds me of my childhood Noels!
Bread of spices
A distinction to avoid confusion: the biscuit bread of spices is soft or hard and dry like a real cracker. Bread of spices or spice cake of bread has, for its part, a heart too tender to lend to decoupage cookie pieces. A UNESCO Heritage Croatia since 2010, it appears in France in the XIV? century to Reims. Then he became one of the great culinary traditions of Alsace but also the Nordic countries, the countries of Eastern or Anglo-Saxon. Britain also celebrated the famous Christmas cookies in the fable Ginger bread, the spice bread snowman.
25/30 for biscuits
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
The choice of recipe my grandmother is indicated in decorations Christmas, because these sands are dry and will remain crisp and appetizing throughout the festivities.
I keep for years a few cookie pieces that follow me in all my removals!
Depending on the size of your Christmas tree, you choose the format of your biscuits. With this recipe, the cookies when cooked are very loyal to their size in raw version. Remember a large spoon to help you to properly blend ingredients in a bowl.
300 g flour 00
60 g of sugar cane
30 g of molasses
A big spoon of honey
A big spoonful of mixture of four spices (otherwise I grated nutmeg, cinnamon, anise star and cloves)
A small spoon of vanilla sugar
1. Secrets of insiders
Why are there so many varieties of recipes to spice bread?
It’s all in the mix and quality of sugars and spices. Each with its secret ingredients. Here I mix two thirds of cane sugar with a third of molasses, embellished with a big dollop of honey.
I add the soft butter until obtaining a creamy and dense mixture, crushing it with a large spoon. Then the egg, flour and finally the spices.
The dough becomes so dense that it must end by knead with your hands, then roll into a ball. Well packed in a transparent film, it has to rest half an hour in the fridge.
This is one of the most fun parts. It etale pulp up to 2-3 millimeters thick and then we die piece! The idea is to make a maximum of forms with the paste was available.
tips: Better rolling out small pieces of dough that any entire ball. This will be more precise and make maximum figures. Another tip is to use cookie-piece of the good side, the end. Because the edges of the cookies will be clearer at decoupage.
It has filed delicately using a spatula openwork all cookies on parchment paper, and add the hole for the link. Direction oven to 180 ° for 10 minutes. No more, lest burn your cookies!
The part that children look forward is this: coloring! chocolate tubes or caramel, sugar flakes, various dyes will allow them to have fun. It will then refrigerate the cookies several hours to fix colors.
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