Recipe for Christmas delicacies

Posted by Jocelyne on 12/15/2016

Enjoy traditional European Christmas cookies

Baking is one of the traditional ways to prepare for Christmas. In Alsace in France, where CroisiEurope was founded, one of the traditions is to prepare Christmas cookies, called locally "Bredele".

For you to prepare your own "Bredele", Alain Bohn, CroisiEurope's head chef, shares with us his recipes for the many delicious types of Christmas cookies you can find in Alsace!

Schowebredles       

    Ingredients:    

    125 g butter, at room temperature    
    125 g caster sugar    
    1 egg    
    Grated zest of half an orange    
    250 g flour    
    1 level teaspoon of powdered cinnamon    
    75 g finely chopped almonds    
    3 g salt    
    1 sachet baking powder    
    1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon of coffee to provide a golden color 

   

Method:  

 
    Cream the butter and the sugar.    
    Add the eggs and the grated orange zest and continue to beat.    
    Stir in the chopped almonds.    
    Finally, sieve the combined flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt and then add to the mixture.    
    Roll the dough into a ball and leave it to rest in the refrigerator for at least three hours.    
    Roll your dough out to a thickness of 5 mm and cut out the Schowebredles using Christmas cutters.    
    Place them on a baking tray and brush them with the egg yolk and coffee mixture.    
    Cook in a medium oven at 180C° for about 12 minutes.

 

Butterbredles        

Ingredients:

    250 g butter, at room temperature    
    250 g caster sugar    
    4 egg yolks    
    500 g flour    
    1 egg yolk, 2 teaspoons of milk and a pinch of caster sugar to provide a golden colour

Method:  

 
    Cream the butter and the sugar.    
    Add the egg yolks one at a time while continuing to beat.    
    Stir in the sieved flour with a wooden spoon.    
    Roll the dough into a ball and leave it to rest in the refrigerator for at least three hours.    
    Roll your dough out to a thickness of 5 mm and cut out the Butterbredles using Christmas cutters.    
    Place the Butterbredles on a baking tray and brush with the egg yolk/milk/sugar mixture.    
    Cook the Butterbredles in a medium oven at 180C° for about 10 to 15 minutes.   

 

Bon appétit and a very Merry Christmas to you all!

 

 

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