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St Nicholas gingerbread


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
30 Nov 2010  #1
Anyone got a recipe for pierniki mikołajowe (St Nick gingerbread)? These are cut out with a special St Nick-shaped biscuit cutter.
Here is where the cutter can be obtained, but there is no recipe:
stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=474#Polish
pgtx 29 | 3,159
30 Nov 2010  #2
Ingredients:

* 2 large eggs
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ginger
* 1/2 teaspoon cloves
* 1 teaspoon baking soda dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
* 1 cup honey
* 3 cups all-purpose flour
* Chocolate Glaze (optional):
* 4 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate
* 4 ounces butter
* 1 tablespoon water

Preparation:

1. In a large bowl, beat eggs with sugar until light and lemon-colored. Add the spices, baking soda-water mixture and honey. Mix well. Add flour gradually and mix until a stiff dough forms. Shape into a ball, wrap in plastic and let it rest for 30 minutes.

2. Heat oven to 400 degrees. On parchment paper cut to fit your baking pans, roll the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into whatever shape you desire. Lift the parchment paper by opposite corners and place on the baking pans. See these steps for rolling and cutting gingerbread.

3. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly brown around the edges. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container. It's best to ice or glaze these cookies right before serving.

4. To make the glaze, combine all the ingredients in a microwaveable bowl and nuke for 20 seconds at a time until almost completely melted. Stir until smooth. Use immediately.

...makes 3 dozens....

pierniki
Wroclaw 44 | 5,388
30 Nov 2010  #3
i couldn't eat another gingerbread man after seeing the pain that the gingerbread man in Shrek suffered. (he had his legs cut off.)
pgtx 29 | 3,159
30 Nov 2010  #4
i couldn't eat another gingerbread man after seeing the pain that the gingerbread man in Shrek suffered.

i feel ya...
:(
polonius 54 | 420
5 Dec 2012  #5
Merged: St Nick gingerbread?

Anyone bake St Nicholas Day pierniki (gingerbread)? There used to be colourful paper labels to attach to the cakes showing the saintly bishop from head to toe with his crosier. I wonder if those are still available in Poland.

They can still be found in Austria and Germany, probably also in Benelux.
Marysienka 1 | 195
5 Dec 2012  #6
I used to buy them at Kraków Main Square "Jarmark Świąteczny", but I haven't been there for the last three years.


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