Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hafermark Rumkugel


Rumkugel is one of traditional christmas cookies in Austria. This is my first try to make it. Very easy and very "lecker" :-)


250 g ground oatmeal
140 g powder sugar
100 g butter (melted)
6 tbs cocoa powder
6 cl rhum
mini muffin backpaper

dried grated coconut or pearl sugar for garnish



Mix sugar and cocoa powder. Put the mixture to the warm melted butter. Stir well, add rhum and oatmeal. Knead with your hand, until you can form the mixture. Make small balls from the mixture and roll them in pearl sugar or dried grated coconut. Put each rumkugel in a mini muffin backpaper.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas is here!

Lebkuchen cookies

I don't have a passion of decorating cookies or tart. Honestly I don't think that I'm talented for that, although people say, it's just a matter of practice. I decided to make a little practice of cookies decoration at this christmas baking season..:-), although I'm a muslim, but baking christmas cookies is a kind of joy. These pictures are the result of my first practice, what do you thing?

This cookie is a "must" at chritsmas time in austria/german called "LEBKUCHEN", a very spice cookie with a flavour of cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg.

50 g maple syrup
75 g honey
100 g brown sugar
150 g butter
375 g flour
1/2 tsp natron (baking soda)
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, ground gloves and cayenne

for garnish (optional): icing sugar, sugar pearl or your favorite cookies decoration

Lebkuchen cookies


1. Place maple syrup, honig, sugar and 50ml water in a pan and bring to boil until the sugar melted. Then add butter and let it also melted. Cool the mixture a little bit.
2. Mix flour with baking soda and all spices. Knead the flour mixture with the above mentioned mixture. Wrap the doug with plastic wrap. Put in the refrigerator for a night.
3. Preheat the oven 180°C (use above and bottom heat). Roll the dough in about 4mm thick and form with different x-mas moulds.
4. Place formed Lebkuchen into a covered with parchment baking sheed and bake for about 15min. Cool on wire rack.
5. Decorate it with icing sugar and pearl sugar.

Lebkuchen cookies

I wish you a merry x-mas
 happy new year 2012

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Walnuts Cookies

Walnuts cookies

100 g chopped walnuts
150 g butter
1 egg
100 g powder sugar

1 tbs vanilla sugar
50 g ground almonds
200 g flour

75 g maizena (corn starch)
a pinch of baking powder
some of a half of walnuts for garnish

1. Beat butter until tender, add egg, powder sugar, vanille sugar and ground almonds. Mix them well.
2. Mix flour, corn starch, baking powder and salt. Sift this mixture to the above dough. Knead the mixture well. Add chopped walnuts. Use your hand to knead the mixture.
3. Make from this dough rounded form cookies (as big as a walnuts), press in the middle and put a halve walnuts.
4. Bake in the preheated oven (160-180°C) about 20 min.

Walnuts cookies

Friday, December 16, 2011

Poppy-Seed Muffin


Ingredients (making of 12 pieces):
175 g room temperature butter
175 g sugar
1 tbs vanille sugar
3 eggs
rind of 1 organic lemon
200 g flour
2 tsp baking powder
50 g poppy seed
50 g chopped almonds
3 tbs milk

1. Preheat oven 180°C. Beat butter, sugar and vanille sugar until creamy. Add eggs one after another, then rind of lemon. Mix in flour, bakingpowder, poppy seed and almond, add milk.
2. Cover each muffin mould with muffin baking paper. Fill 2 heaped teaspoon dough to each muffin mould.
3. Put the muffin tray in the middle of preheated oven, bake for about 20 minutes.

IMG_2077- poppy-seed-muffin