Tuesday, December 06, 2005

A cool idea - Gingerbread Grissini



I saw this in a magazine not so long ago - have forgotten which one, sadly - and decided to give it a go. Pepparkakor - Gingerbread Cookies - are very seasonal here and really big in December. I served this along with some warm spiced apple cider for Thanksgiving, and it was a huge hit. I used ready made gingerbread dough, but feel free to make your own if you can't find ready-made.


In the making.

So. Get your dough. Roll it out on a well-floured surface. Make it slightly thicker than you normally would, or it will be really difficult to transfer the grissini to the baking sheets. Transfer to sheets, and bake for a couple of minutes in a medium-hot oven. (About 175°C) They burn very easily, so watch them!

Then make a sugar paste from 500 ml powdered sugar, 1 eggwhite and a few drops of lemon juce. Place in piping bag and decorate to your heart's delight.



Per now refers to this as our "Gingerbread Vase".

15 comments:

Emma said...

Visst är det en härlig idé! Jag såg det i Buffé och tänkte genast, varför har man inte kommit på det själv...

Pille said...

I agree with Emma, this is such a cool idea! We always have loads of "piparkoogid" alias peppercakes alias gingerbread during Christmas, but they are usually heart and star shaped. Your grissinis look much cooler. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Kimbie said...

Such a beautiful, simple idea! I would never have thought to shape them like that.

Nic said...

Very beautiful, Anne! I actually have a vase that is quite similar to your "gingerbread vase", so perhaps it is time to rechristen mine, too.

Annette said...

WOW! Beautiful and simple to make. I have to try that!

sailu said...

so lovely,anne!

Caroline said...

I can imagine my kids eyes if i serve this for 'dessert'...

Dagmar said...

I really love this idea. They look beautiful.

Alanna said...

Spectacular!!

Jennifer said...

Anne,

I LOVE this idea! I'm going to use your recipe for pepperkaker this weekend. When we lived in your neck of the woods there was a grocery store that sold the dough from their bakery. It was the best around!

Thanks for the reminder.

Alice said...

Wow...those are really cute!

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sakine said...

Jammi :-) Snygg blogg. Ses & Hörs!

celia kusinera said...

That looks so nice! And it's sounds straightforward to make. I'm not surprised that it was a hit. :)

Carbon said...

WOW...I am soooo making those :)

Thank you for the great and easy Christmas idea :)