Danish Christmas Baking

Merry Christmas. I hope your December (so far) is going as expected. Can we just talk about the fact that it’s already the 7th. This month is just so quick, and even too quick. For todays post I’ve decided on a baking post, personally I think baking is one of those things that simply make you feel a LOT more festive. Different contries have different Christmas baking recipes, but I thought I would share the typical Danish Christmas baking, because they are amazing! ENJOY…

VANILLA WREATHS  

Each year, since day one of my life, my nan and I have always baked at Christmas time. It’s seriously my all time favourite Christmas tradition. Each year we bake the same biscuits, and honestly I never get tired of them. So I though I would share the amazing recipe with you guys. It’s really easy, and everyone can do it.

INGREDIENTS 

1 vailla pod

180 grams of sugar

200 grams of regular butter (room temperatur)

1 egg

75 grams of very finely chopped almonds (almost like flour)

250 grams of regular flour

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LET’S GO

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius.
  2. Slice your vanilla pod in half and scrape out the vanilla “seeds” (I guess their called) On a chopping board mix a tiny bit of the sugar and the vanilla seeds together with a knife.
  3. In a bowl add in your homemade vanilla sugar, the rest of the sugar and the room temperatur butter. When it’s nicely mixed add in an egg, the almond flour and the other flour. Blend until nicely mixed.
  4. Pour your batter into a piping bag with a star nozzle. Now pipe out little wreaths onto a baking tray with some baking sheet on. The wreaths can more or less be the size that you wish, however I wouldn’t recommend making them too big. I would say about 4-5 centimiter in diameter.
  5. Now pop the biscuits in the oven, and let them bake for around 5-8 minutes (or until golden brown) . Let them cool down, and they’re ready to enjoy.

JEWISH BISCUITS

Again I’ve been baking these biscuits since day one, and I never get tired of them. You should SO try them!

INGREDIENTS

150 grams of flour

125 grams of butter (yes we Danes do love our butter, so the fact that you need almost the same amount of flour and butter is not rare)

A pinch of salt

70 grams of sugar

1/2 an egg (but just crack one, because you’ll be needing the other half to decorate)

Decorating:

The other half of the egg

1 tbsp of sugar

1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

LET’S GO

  1. Preheat your oven to a 175 degrees celsius.
  2. In a bowl add flour, sugar and salt.
  3. Now cut your butter into little cubes and add them to your mix. With you fingers crumble the mixture (it kinda have to look like grated cheese)
  4. Add in an egg and press the dough into a ball, now wrap it in clingfilm and pop it in the fridge for around an hour.
  5. Cut the dough in half and role it out, until it’s about 5-8 millimetre thick. Now it’s time for the cookie cutters. You can honestly use any shape you like.
  6. Before you pop them in the oven, egg-wash your biscuits and sprinkle them with some chopped almonds and a cinnamon/sugar mix.
  7. Now bake the biscuits for around 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool down before enjoying.

 

I very dearly hope that you enjoyed reading this post. Be sure to like and comment if you did so. Also please let be know what kind of Christmas biscuits traditions you have in your country (I would LOVE to try them). Have a very merry Christmas, and go ahead n’ follow or subscribe with your e-mail, if you don’t wanna miss any Blogmas posts.

XoXo Karen W.

 

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