Sunday, December 6, 2015
Pepernoten ( pepper nuts in Dutch) is a typical festive cookie in The Netherlands especially on Saint Nicolas eve ( Sinterklaas avond) . They are bite size , spice cookies infused with cinnamon , aniseed & clove that truly reminds me of X'mas . As you can tell , they are crunchy & slightly chewy inside .....YUMMY ! The 5th of December is a huge celebration day for the Dutch children where they receive presents from Sinterklaas ( Saint Nicolas) . Sinterklaas came all the way from Spain with his assistants called Zwarte Piet (black Petes ) in a boat . The black Petes carry a sack each full with Pepernotens & candies . And they'll scatter the goodies everywhere for the children to enjoy . For more legend of Sinterklaas , please click HERE .
Recipe from Libelle Dutch magazine / Desperate Housewife in Holland
Ingredients: For 2 dozens of Pepernoten
100 g self raising flour
50 g brown sugar
40 g milk (full fat)
40 g butter (diced)
1 tsp mix speculaas spice ( or anise, clove , cinnamon)
A pinch of salt
1) Preaheat oven to 175 °C & grease baking tray . In a large bowl , combine flour, brown sugar , spice & salt .
2) Mix in milk till well incorpearted . Then add in diced butter & knead till the dough comes away from the bowl or till smooth & firm . Make small marble size balls & place on prepared baking tray Not forgetting to spaced them . Bake for 10 to 15 mins . Let them cool on wire rack & enjoy !
Linking this post to Cook & Celebrate : Christmas 2015 event hosted by Bake For Happy Kids , Goody Foodies & The Domestic Goddess Wannabe .
Cook-Your-Book # 29 hosted by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours
Publié par Kit @ i-lostinausten à l'adresse 12:00 PM