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Christmas delicacies

“Now it’s time for Christmas baking, what delights will you be making?”

That was my motto this weekend. Because Christmas is fast approaching – and with the festive season all sorts of sweet temptations: biscuits, gingerbread, mince pies, shortbread, it all tastes irresistible, doesn’t it? This year, however, I tried something new. I’ve discovered a recipe for some beer-based biscuits and immediately I thought to myself: “I really must try that.”

So I started baking them straight away. If you want to make these delicacies yourself, here are the ingredients you need:

150 ml of oil

200 g of sugar

200 ml of wheat beer

1 sachet of vanilla sugar

2 teaspoonfuls of baking powder

1 pinch of cinnamon

1 pinch of allspice

1 pinch of salt

500 g of wheat flour

For the biscuits, I first of all mixed together the oil, sugar, beer, vanilla sugar, baking powder and the spices to form a smooth mass. Then I gradually added the flour. I wrapped the finished dough in cling-film and put it in the fridge for two hours before taking it out again. First I sprinkled some flour on the work surface. Then I rolled the dough out flat and cut out star shapes. I laid these stars on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and put it into the oven after preheating it to 180 degrees. And hey presto! After 10 minutes in the oven, the beer biscuits were ready. When the biscuits have cooled down a bit, you can decorate them with chocolate glaze or icing if you want.

And even though after I’d finished my baking, my kitchen looked a holy mess, I was sitting there right in the middle of it happily munching. Now I’m going to enjoy Christmastime even more. All I have to say is this: my biscuits taste great. The aroma has only a faint hint of beeriness, it’s true, but I think you’d like them nevertheless. And a bit of a change from the usual Christmas treats can’t hurt either, can it? 😉 So it’s ready – steady – BAKE, wouldn’t you say? 😀

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