Friday, December 27, 2013


baking cookies, isn't that the best thing to do on a day like this? sort of in between all festivities... this is nigella lawson's unsurpassed recipe for edible christmas decorations. image reblogged from ginny branch stelling on pinterest
300 gr plain flour
pinch of salt
1  tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
100 gr soft butter
100 gr soft dark brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten,
4 tbsp runny honey
preheat the oven to 170ยบ.
line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
combine the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves and pepper in a food processor and, with the motor on, add the butter and sugar, than slowly, the beaten eggs and runny honey, though don't use all of this liquid if the pastry has come together before it's used up.
form 2 fat discs and put one, covered in cling film in ht fridge while you get started on the other.
dust a work surface with flour, roll out take disc, also floured, to about 5 mm thick.
cut your own decorations with cutters of your choice.
re roll and cut out some more, setting aside the residue form this first disc, well covered, while you get on with rolling out the second. when you've got both sets of leftover clumps of dough, roll out and cut out again until all dough is used up.
arrange the pastry shapes on the lined baking paper and cook for about 20 minutes.
transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool.

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