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24. The gingerbread men


From December 1st to the 25th, you have one idea a day to accompany your children around Christmas. Today, December 24: an inescapable recipe.

  • For Christmas, make this typical recipe from Switzerland, Appenzell's Gingerbread. In galette, or better, in the form of a little gingerbread man, this recipe is still made in this Swiss canton.

What you need :

  • 500 g of bise flour (T 80, it is less refined than normal flour)
  • 200 g of liquid honey
  • 200 g of sugar
  • 20 g of butter
  • 1 dl of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 packet of dry yeast
  • 1 half c. cinnamon powder
  • 1 half c. crushed cloves, ground nutmeg and cardamom.
  • Cookie cutters (or any other reason of your choice).

Production :

  • In a saucepan, mix the milk, sugar, honey and let cool.
  • In a bowl, pour the flour into a fountain, add your honey-sugar-milk mixture, then the butter, the egg, the yeast and the spices. Mix thoroughly, you will get a thick paste.
  • Lower the dough with a roll to form a cake 3 or 4 centimeters thick.
  • With the cookie cutter, compose little gingerbread men.
  • Put them on the beaten egg.
  • Cook in medium oven (180 ° C or thermostat 6), 20 to 30 minutes. Watch out, the cooking depends on your oven.
  • Treat yourself !

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