2nd Advent

Christmas is getting closer.
Today we are celebrating Advent 2nd.


I am going to start baking for Christmas.

My favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe is a heritage of my Mom.

It is called

Berliner Brot – Berlin Bread

A kind of Gingerbread, which you bake on a backing plate or tray.
To recalculate the metric system, you can use a converter http://southernfood.about.com/library/info/blconv.htm.

500 g Flour
375 g Sugar
250 g grounded Nuts (hazel nuts but almonds are great too )
1 Egg
125 g Butter
67,5 g Cacao
2 Tablespoon Milch
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
4 Teaspoon Backing powder
1/2 Teaspoon grounded Allspice
1 Teaspoon Cinamon

Mix everything well.
Usually I add more milk, to get the dough smooth.

You can also add other Spices, which are common for Christmas.
Personally I like cardamon very much.
Sometimes you can buy special Spice mixtures for Gingerbread. You can use that as well. I would recommend 1-2 Teaspoons.

Spread the dough on a backing tray – the one that comes with your oven.
Back it for about 20 Minutes at 200°C / 392 F.

When ready let it cool for a while.
Than ice the cake with a mixture of lemon juice and icing sugar.

Cut into small pieces, about a square inch.
Store in air tight tins.

I really don’t know how long it lasts.
Usually we eat it very quickly, since it is so delicious.

What is your favorite Christmas baking?
Do you share the recipe?



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3 thoughts on “2nd Advent

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  2. Look forward to trying this when we move into a place with an oven again!

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