According to the eastern horoscope, the pig is a gourmet animal, which is why the New Year's table should be diverse. Fantasy to show in the preparation of sweet dishes. Traditionally, gingerbread and cookies with an abundance of spices are prepared in the winter holiday. Fragrant baking will fill the house with the expectation of a New Year's miracle.
Recipes for New Year's Holiday Cookies
I will give you 2 recipes for delicious cookies and one recipe for original gingerbread. All these sweet treats can be prepared for the New Year and to please friends and loved ones. Many families have a good tradition - to give their own Christmas gifts. Festive cookies made with love are a very good gift for the New Year. I advise you to cook.
Simple ginger biscuits
Traditional gingerbread cookies are an integral part of the New Year holidays: thin and crunchy dough consists of many spices, among which even hot peppers are found, but the combination of these components forms an amazingly tasty dessert. And if you paint a cookie with icing - colored icing - then the festive mood is guaranteed.
Classic ginger biscuits, recipe for the New Year:
For the dough you will need: 1, 2 kg of flour, 0, 5 kg of liquid honey, 360 g of butter, 250 g of cane sugar, 2 chicken yolks, 1 orange, 1 lemon, 10 g of baking powder, a pinch of salt and 50 ml of rum. Spices: 50 g dried ginger, 50 g cocoa, 10 g cinnamon, 2 g cardamom, 1 g anise seeds. For icing: 1 egg - 1 tsp. lemon juice and 1 cup of powdered sugar, dyes as desired.
Soft butter, honey and sugar, grind in one bowl. Put the mixture in a water bath and warm slightly until sugar is dissolved. It is important not to overdo the products so that they are not burnt.
Citrus rinse and grate the peel. Peel is removed until the white fibers - they give the dish bitter.
Add grated zest and all the spices in a bowl to the butter.
Flour must be sieved: it will be filled with oxygen, and the dough will be more airy. Flour is mixed with baking powder - another essential ingredient, without which the cookies will be heavy.
Flour is gradually introduced into the dough, constantly stirring it.
It remains to add rum and yolks, and mix again.
When you get a sticky and sticky lump of dough, it is covered with cling film and sent to the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Frozen dough easier to cut.
Frozen dough is rolled out in a thin layer - 0.5 cm.
Prepare in advance flat baking sheet and sheet of parchment.
Cookies are cut by special molds. Finished pieces are moved to the parchment.
The oven heats up to 220 degrees.
Cookies are placed in a heated cupboard and baked for about 5 minutes - it depends on the features of the equipment. It is important to follow the test: if it rose and reddened around the edges - it's time to take out and send the next batch.
Cool New Year's gingerbread cookies and cool them with glaze. For this you need pastry bags.
How to make the simplest icing: combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Lemon juice is necessary for whiteness of the cream. To make a color fill, you need to add a few drops of food coloring. The mixture is whipped with a blender, starting at low revs. When the icing starts to turn white and thicken, the speed can be increased and whipped for a few more seconds. The finished glaze is immediately placed in a syringe, as it tends to harden.
For the rim of the cookies, the thread of the cream must be pulled from one point, and then gently lay on the dough. Cream draw beautiful snowflakes, dots, lines. If you add a little boiled water (a few drops is enough), you get a liquid icing for a solid fill.
Gingerbread cookies for the New Year - a popular and very simple recipe. The shape of sweets depends on the stencils, but the most suitable are the stars, Christmas trees and snowflakes.
New Year's prediction cookies
A great idea is to prepare cookies for wishes and predictions for the occasion of the New 2019. All guests will be joking to look into the future. Predictions in cookies for the New Year are made by hand: these are simple pieces of paper with warm words. The recipe for the dough is very simple.
How to make cookies with wishes and predictions for the New Year:
For the dough: 50 g flour, 2 eggs, 100 g sugar, 30 g vegetable oil, 10 g starch, 2 tbsp. l water, a pinch of salt, vanilla - on request. For predictions - small pieces of paper with printed wishes. Eggs are whipped with a mixer into the foam, sugar is added to them (preferably in the form of powder).
Gradually, flour, starch and vegetable oil are added to the dough, water and salt are added to the last.
Knead the dough should be like a thick cream.
The pan is covered with parchment. The dough is scooped up with a tablespoon. One serving - one round biscuit.
Bake at 180 degrees for 7-10 minutes in small batches.
It is important not to overdo the cookies: they are taken out as soon as the dough turns red. Baking should bend easily, as predictions will be wrapped in it.
On a hot biscuit, place the paper with the text and immediately roll it in half, like a dumpling. For convenience, you can use a pencil. To make the “ears”, the dough rolled up in half is slightly bent even in the center.
Cookies with wishes for the New Year 2019 are ready. They can be submitted shortly before the chiming clock, in order to read all the predictions and fix their action with toast.
They say that voiced predictions for the New Year will come true without fail.
Spice cakes are different from biscuits in the thick dough. If the biscuits are crispy and brittle, then in gingerbreads it is the opposite: this baking turns out very soft. Traditionally, gingerbread is baked on rye and wheat flour.
Gingerbread Gingerbread Recipe:
You will need 200 g of rye and 300 g of wheat flour, 200 g of sugar, 1 bag of baking powder, 4 yolks, 150 g of honey, 200 g of butter, 1 tsp. spices: cinnamon, anise, ginger, cloves, cardamom, a pinch of cayenne pepper, lemon peel and orange. For decoration - icing and confectionery powder. Soft butter combines with sugar, honey and all spices.
The dough heats up, followed by a citrus zest, egg yolks.
Two types of flour and baking powder are sifted into the dough.
The mass is kneaded until a uniform lump is formed.
To cut the gingerbread figures, the dough is slightly frozen in the fridge.
Gingerbread can be in the form of Christmas trees, animals, snowflakes, and just round. The thickness of the dough when cutting - 1, 5-2 cm. In the oven, it will rise again.
Bake gingerbread in an oven heated to 220 for about 15 minutes.
Decorate the pastries to your own taste.
Cookies recipes for the new year are very diverse, but it is the ginger dough that is considered ideal. For a change, the New Year's table for meeting the Yellow Earthen Pig can be supplemented with cake, cakes, fruit cuts, berries in sugar.
Delight your family, friends and colleagues for the New Year with delicious gifts ..