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`Tis the season for hot drinks and flavoured desserts so the homemade gingerbread cookies are a thing. A perfect time to suprise your family and friends with these delicious treats. Be sure to prepare them in advance – the gingerbread cookies get better with time. And here is our favourite recipes…

Gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies

What you`ll need:

500 grams flour

250 grams honey

130 grams sugar (white or brown)

1 egg

2 tablespoons rum

100 grams butter

baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

pinch of salt

mix of spices – ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves

For the icing

1 egg white

200-300 g powdered sugar

1tsp. lemon juice

How to cook it:

Mix the honey and the sugar in a fireproof pot and heat slightly. Then pour the mixture in a bowl and add the egg, rum and butter. Beat with a mixer until foaming. In another bowl sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Add them with stirring to the honey mixture. Put the dough in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Take the dough out of the fridge in portions. Place it on a floured work surface and roll out until about 1 cm thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for about 8-10 minutes in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Meanwhile, prepare the icing. Whisk the egg white and lemon juice. Spoon by spoon add the powdered sugar until the mixture gains the consistency of a thick and smooth cream. Use a pastry syringe and your fantasy to decorate.

And now the drinks…

Glühwein

Or Mulled wine – traditional Christmas beverage in German-speaking countries. Preferably you should use red wine that’s on the sweet side like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

What you`ll need:

1 litre red wine

2 tablespoons honey

1 orange

1 lemon

mix of spices – ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves

How to cook it:

Mix the honey, peeled fruits and spices in a saucepan. Pour the wine into the mixture and heat over low to medium heat. Make sure it doesn’t come to a boil and stir occasionally, so the honey dissolves. When the wine is steaming it`s ready to serve. Pour into mugs and serve warm. Cheers!

Categories: DESSERTS

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