Friday, February 13, 2015

German Plätzchen

Preparation time: 30min, Baking time: 10 minutes

What do you need:

250g flour 

1 pinch of baking powder  
125g sugar 
1 vanilla bean
2 egg yolk 
200g cold butter
125g ground almonds
50g powdered sugar 
4 packages vanilla sugar

1. Mix the flour with the baking powder in a bowl. Add sugar, vanilla bean paste, yolks, butter and almonds and mix it with the mixer (dough hook) and knead well.

2. Then knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Shape little rolls as thick as pencils from the dough and place it on a large plate. Now place this plate for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator.

3. Cut 4-5 cm long pieces, roll them in your hand to form small croissants while rolling its ends slightly thinner. Place them with baking paper on a baking tray and bake them for about 10 min in the preheated oven at 180 ° C top / bottom heat.

4. Mix powdered sugar with the vanilla sugar and sprinkle the hot croissants immediately after baking. Then leave them to cool down and apply the rest of the vanilla sugar.

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