Pfeffernuesse biscuits

    Pfeffernuesse biscuits


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    About this recipe: Small, round biscuits are spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves. They can normally be found in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands around Christmastime. Enjoy them with a cup of tea or coffee.

    Makes: 5 dozen

    • 500g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 275g golden syrup
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 110g unsalted butter
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 40g icing sugar for decoration

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr32min 

    1. Stir together flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, spices and dash black pepper.
    2. In large saucepan, combine golden syrup and butter; heat and stir until butter melts. Cool to room temperature.
    3. Stir in eggs. Add dry ingredients to syrup mixture; mix well. Cover. Chill several hours or overnight.
    4. Shape into 2.5cm balls. Place on greased baking trays.
    5. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 12 to 14 minutes or until biscuits are done. Remove. Cool. Roll in icing sugar.

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