Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Sticky honey & nut gingerbreads

One of the best gingerbread cookies i have ever made! sweet and sticky, flavoured with honey, nuts and mixed peel.  Baked on oblaten- type of very thin rice paper/wafer mainly used in Germany.  You can bake those a month before Christmas, as they will keep very well in an air tight container.


  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 50g clear honey 
  • 3 large egg whites 
  • 50g chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 250g ground nuts or almonds 
  • 40g gingerbread spice (mix of mixed spice, cinnamon, cloves and ginger)
  • 20g plain flour
  • 10g baking powder
  • 65g marzipan 
  • zest of one orange 
  • 100g mixed peel 
For the icing:
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1-2tbsp hot water
  • small handful of chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 18 oblaten (approx. 6-7cm diameter ) 

To make the cookies mix egg whites, sugar and honey in a bowl until combined. Add all remaining ingredients and mix until you have a thick paste. 

Divide the mixture into 19 equal parts, and place each one on top of an oblaten, spread leaving 0,5cm edge around the paste.  

Leave to dry out a little for a couple of hours, then bake at 180C for 10-12cm. 

To make the icing mix icing sugar with water, brush each cookie and sprinkle with chopped nuts. 


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