New Year Very soon, this is a holiday of surprises and gifts! Smart Christmas tree from fragrant gingerbread - an unexpected and original gift, it will become a symbol of the coming year.
You can easily Make a gingerbread tree with your own hands, Using the instruction from "So simple!". The magic spicy aroma of baking will charge your house with a festive mood long before the holiday itself!
To make a Christmas tree you will need special Cookie molds In the form of stars of different sizes. If there are none, the shapes can be cut out of cardboard: 5 hexagonal stars of different sizes, the largest in diameter 8 centimeters.
In total, 5 pairs of stars are needed - two of the same size, that is, one Christmas tree consists of 10 stars.
The amount of the test is calculated for the production of 2 gingerbread trees, and from the remnants you can simply bake a delicious crispy biscuit!
to prepare protein glaze For security, use quail eggs. Also suitable for the decoration of melted white chocolate, a variety of pills and sprinkling sugar.
Ingredients for the dough
3,5 Art. flour (0,5 v. take to powder when rolling out dough)
3 / 4 century. Sahara
0,5 Art. honey
50 g butter
2 chicken eggs
0,5 hours. L. soda
0,5 hours. L. powdered spices (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger)
1 / 4 Art. water
1 quail egg (yolk)
Ingredients for the glaze
1 quail egg (protein)
4 Art. l. icing sugar
Millet flour. Honey, sugar, butter and water are placed in a pan and heat until 70-75 degrees, stirring constantly.
The heated mixture is prepared by a mound of half flour and add the spices. Immediately a lot of well-mixed, or form lumps. The mass was cooled to room temperature, add the eggs, yolk quail egg, soda, remaining flour and knead a soft dough. Wrap it in foil and leave minutes on 30.
Roll out the rested dough on a surface sprinkled with flour in a layer thickness of 0,7 cm. The thinner the dough, the firmer and drier cakes are obtained.
Take advantage of the prepared stencils or shapes for different sizes of cookies to cut the pastry stars.
Lay the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment, and bake about 8 180 minutes at degrees. Baking time depends on the characteristics of the oven, but still did not try to overdo products to retain moisture.
The finished cookies cool and decorate the protein coating, this vzbey protein quail eggs with powdered sugar. When the glaze is completely dry and no longer stick, proceed to the assembly of Christmas trees.
On the biggest stars Put a smaller diameter workpiece, fastening their remaining glaze. Position the figures so that the top-tier stars rays do not coincide with the rays of the bottom star. Leave the product to dry, firmly bonded to the glaze star. Done!
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Marina Artemova Loves to photograph the beauty of nature, is fond of handmade. Son Vanya taught his mother to cope with any domestic tasks effortlessly: Marina knows how to remove the most difficult stains and clean the house in a matter of minutes. He is interested in the most acute, diverse life issues, never stays away from what worries loved ones! Marina's Favorite Book - Gone With the Wind by M. Mitchell. Free Download Desserts in a hurry Get recipes, as well as other useful tips by e-mail.