Christmas time is the perfect time of the year to bake together with family and friends. This year F4A has tried for you a traditional Swedish recipe of gingerbread cookies. Feel the magic while baking them, as your house fills with their sweet scent and get creative filling the gingerbreads with joy while decorating!
We wish you a merry Christmas and hope that you are enjoying delicious treats today, surrounded by your loved ones!
Preparation time: 30minutes
Cooking time: 15minutes
3 dl water
½ dl molasses
2 tbsp of ground cloves
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp ground ginger
2 tbsp bicarbonate of soda/baking soda
1/3 teaspoon salt
750 g of caster sugar
425 g of room temperature butter
1.2 kg of wheat flour
Boil water, syrup, cloves, cinnamon, ginger, salt and bicarbonate of soda for a minute while stirring. Allow to stand for about 5 minutes. Beat butter and sugar in a mixer. Add the lukewarm spice liquid. Then, work in flour and salt and work it all until you get a smooth, shiny dough. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate overnight, but preferably even longer (the dough may be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks, the flavours will develop even more)
Heat the oven to 220 C. Remove the dough from the cold so it may get to room temperature before baking with it, when it's too cold it's hard to bake with. Roll out the dough really thin on a clean surface dusted with flour and take out cakes with cookie cutters. Place on sheets covered with parchment paper and bake the ginger bread in the middle of the oven for about 5-7 minutes.