Monday, 17 November 2014

Basler leckerli

Sweet and sticky gingerbread squares full of nuts, honey and spices- yum! Basler leckerli are traditionally baked in Switzerland before Christmas and are made with almonds, which I have replaced with hazelnuts, but to be truthful you could use any nuts you like- these are always delicious!


  • 550g plain flour
  • 1tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2tbsp mixed spice
  • 2tsp bicarb. of soda
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 500g honey
  • 500g roasted, chopped hazelnuts (or traditionally- almonds)
  • 100g mixed peel
  • zest of one orange
  • 2tbsp Cointreau
For the icing:
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 2tbsp boiling water
Place sugar and honey in a small saucepan and warm until the sugar is melted, leave to cool.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined.  The mixture will be very sticky.  
Transfer the dough onto a large, lined baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for about 20 minutes.

Take out the oven and prepare the icing.  Mix icing sugar with boiling water and pour over the gingerbread, leave to cool. 


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