New Year is a holiday that covers everythingcountries and continents. And every nation and people will certainly have their own branded and national recipes for a festive treat. In addition to the fresh smell of coniferous branches, the fragrances of the New Year's holiday are always blended with warm and delicious fresh baked goods. In this article, we propose to make a tour of Europe, or rather, according to the European recipes for New Year's cookies. Each country has its own secrets in cooking: just traditional or unusual and original. We suggest you bake and taste cookies from Sweden, France and the Czech Republic. Spicy New Year's biscuits from Sweden In this recipe, there is one ingredient unusual for sweet baking. Do not be embarrassed by this, its salty taste will only emphasize sweetness. It will take:
- Flour (200 g).
- Brown sugar (60g). You need the most dark.
- Conventional sugar (50g).
- Soy sauce (1.5 tablespoons).
- Dark molasses, you can replace it with honey (30 ml).
- Water (30 ml).
- Butter (60 g).
- Soda (2/3 teaspoon).
- Cinnamon, ground ginger and cloves (½ teaspoon each).
- Pasta machine (these are used to make noodles).
- Parchment for baking.
In a container with thick walls we put honey or molasses, water, both kinds of sugar. Stir and heat. Now add the soy sauce, butter and spices. Stir until homogeneous. The oil must completely melt. We put the saucepan out of the fire and let the mixture cool down a little. We pour out soda. The mass begins to foam. In the bowl we pour out the mixture and gradually pour out the flour. You should get an elastic dough that needs to be sent to the refrigerator for about 45 minutes. Now it is necessary to roll out the dough with very thin layers of about 1.5 mm. With a rolling pin it's very long and tiring, so it's easier to use the paste machine. The traditional form for such cookies is flowers andhearts. It's these cookies that are baked in Sweden, but the choice of form will depend entirely on your culinary preferences. Spread the cookies on a sheet of parchment and sent to the oven for 5 minutes at a temperature of 180 ° C. Since the dough is very thin, it is baked almost instantly. When the cookies cool down, safely treat your family and friends on New Year's Eve with sweet pastry with a spicy scent. French Christmas cookie "Spritz" The birthplace of this sweetness are the two provinces -Alsace and Lorraine. The French bake such a cookie on Christmas Eve. They claim that this batch is stored for several months, but it is so tasty that it is almost impossible to test the theory. It will take:
- Baking powder for dough (11g).
- Nut flour (almonds or hazelnuts). You can take the coconut shavings. (250 g).
- Vanilla sugar (10g).
- Chicken eggs (4 pcs.).
- Butter (250 g).
- Sugar (250 g).
- Flour (500 g).
- Meat mincer with a special nozzle.
- Parchment for baking.
In this master class, cookies were made withalmond flour. Butter for kneading the dough should be heated to room temperature. In a separate container, sugar must be beaten with eggs. Mix the usual and nut flour, sifted through a sieve, pour out the baking powder and add to the mixture of sugar and eggs. Thoroughly mix. Add the mashed soft butter to the dough. The mass is a little sticky, just add a little flour. We wrap the dough in a film and put it in the cold ona couple of hours. You can leave for a whole night, but then it will be difficult for him to shape because of rigidity. We take out the dough. To the hands it no longer sticks and resembles the consistency of clay. Now we begin to form cookies. You can use a meat grinder for this. Extrude the dough through a special nozzle or simply from several thin flagella twist one thicker. You can still squeeze the sausages length from the index finger from the confectionery bag. The oven is heated to 180 ° C. Baking time 9-10 minutes. You should get a light biscuit from the oven. Such baking is well preserved in hermetically sealed cans. The next recipe for New Year's cookies from the Czech Republic also contains nuts. Christmas cookies from Prague. It will take:
- Flour (400 g).
- Baking powder for dough (4 g).
- Sugar (50 g).
- Vanilla sugar (5 g).
- Eggs of chicken (3 pieces).
- Margarine (250 g).
- Sugar powder (200 g).
- Fine raisins without pits (gum) (100 g).
- Almond crumb (100 g).
- Containers for mixing.
- Parchment for baking.
- Round molds.
In the bowl we sift the flour and mix it with the baking powder. Carefully divide the proteins and yolks. Proteins are shipped while in the refrigerator, and put the yolks in a flour mix. Add sugar and vanilla. Now put the margarine and mix the dough. It turns out smooth. We send it to the refrigerator for a while, so that it gets slightly frozen. In this case, it will not stick to the surface during rolling. While the dough is freezing in the refrigerator, let's deal with proteins. They need to be beaten, so that the mass increases in volume about three times, until strong peaks, gradually pour out the powdered sugar. The dough should be rolled into layers approximately 8 mm. Cut out the round cookies and put them on the oiled sheet of parchment on a baking sheet. In a confectioner's bag or a syringe with a wide nozzle we use to squeeze out a little whipped proteins with a beautiful curl on the cookies. We put some almond crumbs and raisins. The oven is heated to 150 ° C. Turn on the mode of lower heating and convection and bake for 15-20 minutes. Delicious cookies are ready.