trešdiena, 2011. gada 7. decembris

Winter delights I- fragile honey gingerbread

Winter has finally arrived on green carpet!!! When I have to think, when does the winter really starts, it's not a 1st December.. neither 1st Advent nor 23rd December when astrological winter begins.. My winter begins with the first snow.. And finally, yes, finally it's here!!! So, congratulations everyone on the beginning of the winter which is going to be a first one I spend here, back home, after a very long time.. And it's the first one for my little precious darling girl as well, so I hope we do get a lot of snow, many sunny days and lot's of joy! And I wish the same to all of you!

Obviously, winter also has many delights.. These are the warming ones you love to enjoy cuddled under big jacket and wearing woolen socks.. Like- gingerbread!
So here's one amazing recipe that we already enjoyed this year on 1st Advent.

Fragile honey gingerbread: 

  • 180g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp spoons milk
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 300g flour
  • 1tbsp gingerbread spice
Mix together milk, sugar, soda, egg, honey and butter and heat it until everything has melted and starts to boil. Stir all the time! The paste should become frothy and expanded. Let it cool and then mix in flour and spices to have thick but not hard paste. Keep it in cold for 1hour (not longer, it will become too hard then!). Spread the paste on the table and cut out the shapes of gingerbread you want, put them on greased pan. Remember that they will expand while baking, so consider the distance between each gingerbread. "Paint"  them with beaten egg and bake in 180 C until golden brown and ready. Remove from the pan immediately and let them cool. 
Believe me- you'll love them- super fragile,crunchy and spicy!!!! 

Note- we're making our own gingerbread spice which I will share some time later on, but you can use the mix you can get in stores or use your own recipe! Enjoy!

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