It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas! Yes, it’s finally December! I usually don’t look forward to December or any other month, because it means another month has gone by and I didn’t finish all my plans, but this year I looked forward to December, maybe it is because autumn/winter time is usually hard for me, I feel annoyed by days that are too short, by the lack of sunshine, even though I enjoy staying indoors, reading a magazine, or just looking at cats that relax on the radiator. Anyway, that are possible reasons, but outcomes are pretty cool, I already tried five different cookies recipes (and only one type disappeared before I managed to take photos of them), I’ve made maturing gingerbread cake and I’m almost falling into sugar coma. But I guess it’s all good news for you, we will have something to talk about. I actually miss having a nice conversation over coffee and a cookie, I was even considering a skype over coffee meeting with my best friend but it somehow doesn’t sound right.
Lebkuchen are German gingerbread cookies. So far they are my favourite ones, they are just soft and spicy and smell amazing. It’s worth using homemade candied orange zest, as it’s simply the best, the store-bought stuff tastes like sugar rather than orange. I know that my words don’t really describe them, I was never good with adjectives, but you just need to make them.
Recipe from Moje wypieki
- 250g plain flour
- 85g ground almonds
- 3 tsp gingerbread spice mix (you can mix ground cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 200ml honey
- 85g butter
- 1/2 cup candied orange zest, chopped finely
- 2 cups of icing sugar
- few tablespoons of lemon juice