The Christmas dimension in the Turris Team
The advent time calls for special attention to our community and gingerbread baking and decorating is a Czech national tradition. We gave Christmas a little spin this year with our 3D printed (and tested!) gingerbread cutters, which are available on thingiverse.com. We will be thrilled, if you decide to print and try out our cookie cutter and please do share the results with us via any communication channel! Find a tested gingerbread recipe below.
Team Turris wishes you a happy advent time!
300 gr. Flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinamon, ¼ ground cloves
If you want you can add an extra tablespoon of cocoa powder to make the dough darker in color.
100 gr melted butter
100 gr powder sugar
2 larger eggs
4 tablespoons of honey
Mix the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Whisk the eggs in another bowl with the melted but lukewarm butter and mix in with the contents of the first bowl. The finished dough should be sticky. Wrap it in cling foil and let settle in the fridge at least over night. Roll thin slices from the dough, cut out shapes and coat with a thin layer of whisked egg yolk with a little water – this makes the gingerbread nice and shiny. Bake at about 160°C for about 5-7 minutes or until the gingerbread is twice as thick and brown in color.
Mix egg white which was left over from the gingerbread coating with some powder sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice. The mixture should be thick enough, but smooth, so that it creates firm lines. If the mixture is too thick, add a drop of lemon juice.