The gingerbread hearts are undoubtedly the first thing you think of when you want to associate with Christmas. And because that’s how it is, we thought:”Hey, that’s a great topic, from which you can cobble a nice article!”
The wonderful scent of gingerbread hearts immediately makes everyone festive and seduces to sinful snack even outside of the Christmas season. The many Christmas spices enliven body and mind and caress the soul. What exactly these are and what is also stirred into the gingerbread dough, you can learn below.
The gingerbread hearts live!
Not only do they taste fantastic, they can also enchant with their look and fragrance
Dipped in chocolate, they are known from the supermarket
What is the gingerbread dough made of? It’s always good to know what you eat. In addition, you could also bake your own gingerbread hearts and personalize to your own taste.
But you can design your own creations individually
Or act quite artistically
Gingerbread is a good gift idea for everyone
250g liquid honey, 100g sugar, 125g butter, 500g flour, 1TL baking powder, 1Pk gingerbread spice, 1EL cocoa, 1 egg (Kl. M), icing
Bake gingerbread yourself and enjoy in company
Mix the honey, the sugar and the butter together and cook gently in a saucepan, stirring constantly, then allow to cool completely. In time you can mix the remaining ingredients together and then knead with the honey-sugar mixture to a smooth dough. Then wrap the dough with cling film and let it rest for about 2 hours.
After 2 hours, roll out the dough and start sticking out the gingerbread hearts, stars or males out of it. Place the results on baking tray and bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for about 15 minutes.
The pastry can be decorated only when it has cooled completely. During this time, let’s see what the heavenly scent of gingerbread is…
First, mix the ingredients well
then knead to the smooth dough
After two hours, roll out the dough and form pretty hearts
Stars and gingerbread men are as well eaten as hearts
Bake the gingerbread hearts for about 15 minutes
If you want to cast charms, you need to drill holes in advance
You can decorate only when the pastry is completely cooled
Because the eye eats with, you can just spend a bit more effort at Christmas
An allusion to the winter is well received
The contours make the figure look livelier
What does gingerbread spice consist of?
You can, of course, easily buy the spice in any supermarket, but if you wanted to make a detour, here are the secret ingredients:
30g cinnamon, 6pcs cloves, 6pcs allspice, 2g coriander, 4g cardamom green, 2g macis spice, 1 piece star anise.
Dissect all ingredients in a coffee grinder or pepper mill and store in a dark glass. Could not that be a nice and homemade gift for someone?
A harmony in the variety of forms would be desirable
Decorating gingerbread hearts
After the pastry is finished and cooled, one can move on to the even more creative part of the task, namely to decorate. All beautiful Christmas motifs are allowed and emphasize the festive mood in one. Of course you can, depending on the size of the gingerbread heart, bring his personal Christmas wishes on the pastry and attract attention as an original. Other ideas that might inspire you can be found in the attached pictures. We only tell you how you can make the icing yourself.
It is quite simple: water and powdered sugar are mixed into a paste that you can then use to paint the gingerbread. Plan the beautiful ideas in advance, because the sugar is fast hard.
Happy Christmas from us!
Pretty ornaments can be achieved with a simple frosting