Nov 262012
 

This is an authentic German Pfeffernusse recipe as you would find in Germany. German Pfeffernusse are traditional Christmas cookies and very popular. You can find them in any bakery or supermarket in Germany. Get some German tradition into your home with this recipe. The ingredient Hirschhornsalz, in English Hartshorn or Ammonium Carbonate, is a traditional Gingerbread (Lebkuchen) ingredient since hundreds of years and was originally taken from deer’s antlers. It makes the dough raise but not in height, it makes it wider. Happy Baking!

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Ingredients (20 pieces) Authentic German Pfeffernusse Recipe
125 honey
50 g sugar
2 tbsp butter
250 g flour (whole grain if you like)
1/2 tsp Hirschhornsalz (Ammonium Carbonate) – Find here the German original or an American product:
Ammonium Carbonate (Baker’s Ammonia) 2.7 oz1x1.trans Authentic German Pfeffernusse Recipe
1 egg
2 tsp ginger bread spice – Edora Lebkuchen Gewurz (Gingerbread Spices) 1 – .05oz Package1x1.trans Authentic German Pfeffernusse Recipe
1/4 tsp white pepper (point of the knife/Messerspitze)
1 pinch salt
125 g powdered sugar
1 tbsp rum

Baking Instructions Authentic German Pfeffernusse Recipe
- Heat butter, honey and sugar and melt it.
- Mix flour, egg, Hirschhornsalz and spices, add honey dough and knead it  thoroughly with knead hooks.
- Form balls out of the dough and bake them on 190 C or 375 F for 12 minutes; bake the next portion only for 10 minutes.
- Make the glaze out of powdered sugar and rum and a bit of water.
- Spread glaze over the cooled off cookies and let them dry.
- Keep them at least 2 days in a tin box with a piece of bread or a piece of apple, so they get soft.
If you like you can make  a dark chocolate glaze and spread it on half of the cookies, and have the other half white.

 

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 November 26, 2012  Posted by at 10:14 am German Pfeffernusse, German Recipes Tagged with: , , , , , ,  Add comments

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