Pepparkakor – Gingerbread biscuits
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In olden days these were always cut into shapes of the farmer, his wife and his piglets. Heart-shaped ones make beautiful window decorations and the same recipe can be used to make gingerbread houses, beautifully decorated with royal icing.
Pepparkakor – Gingerbread biscuits
Print Recipe
In olden days these were always cut into shapes of the farmer, his wife and his piglets. Heart-shaped ones make beautiful window decorations and the same recipe can be used to make gingerbread houses, beautifully decorated with royal icing.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Heat oven 190 C.
  2. Sift dry ingredients into a bowl and rub in butter to mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Crack the egg into a bowl and add syrup and cream. Whisk together with a fork and add to dry mix, using the fork to blend thoroughly into a paste.
  4. Turn onto lightly floured surface. Using your hands, mould together to form a smooth dough.
  5. Roll out thinly onto a floured surface and cut out desired shapes. Lift carefully onto baking sheet. Biscuit dough needs 12-15 minutes to bake until a rich rust colour.
  6. Rest for a few minutes then place finished biscuits on a wire cooling tray and leave to harden.
  7. Decorate with royal icing for a more durable finish.
Recipe Notes

Makes 1 house, 8 gingerbread folk or many more biscuits if small.

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