Finally the most contemplative time of the year begins again. This weekend the first candle of the Advent wreath is lit and the big snacking can begin. Of course we have some heavenly recipes ready for you. The best thing about our Christmas delicacies is that you don't have to have a guilty conscience, because the well-known winter fat really doesn't have to be. Today we start with gingerbread stars, glazed with chocolate and garnished with ground pumpkin seeds. With it you replenish your mineral balance at the same time and, thanks to the contained tryptophan, make your body feel happy.
250 g dates
200 g ground almonds
6-7 dried dates
2 TL ginger spread spices
50-100 g coconut flakes
1 bar dark chocolate with sweetened coconut sugar
ground pumpkin seeds
soy milk as needed
Soak the dates in hot water for 20 minutes. Pick up 4 tablespoons of the soaking water and drain the rest. Puree the dates with 4 tbsp. soaking water.
Finely chop the figs and put them in a mixing bowl together with almonds, pureed dates and gingerbread spices. Knead to an even dough. If the dough is too dry or crumbly, gradually add a little soy milk until the desired consistency is achieved. Put the dough in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
Sprinkle a work surface with grated coconut. Put the dough in the middle and flatten a little. Sprinkle some coconut shavings on the dough and roll out slightly with a rolling pin. Then brush with a handful of shredded coconut, remove from the work surface with a cake spatula and turn over. Now you can roll out the dough about 1 cm thick. By the way, I used a rolling pin made of stoneware, i.e. a smooth surface. I have found the spatula onwww.netzshopping.de. This is an online platform that works in principle like a virtual shopping centre. From clothes to furniture to baking utensils you can find everything here. You will then be redirected to the respective website where you can purchase your desired product.
Now cut out the dough with various Christmas forms and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper. By the way, I have found the forms also on www.netzshopping.de and they are as exactly as I wished for. The raw biscuits can either be eaten raw or, as I have done, placed in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 200°C circulating air. Put the finished cookies aside and allow to cool.
Melt the chocolate. Best in a water bath. Then brush the biscuits with a brush and garnish with pumpkin seeds. Alternatively, you can also use coke rasps or chopped goji berries. Finally, harden the chocolate and enjoy your Christmas season! My paintbrush is from the Jamie Oliver collection and I have also found it on www.netzshopping.de.
Merry Epi(c) Christmas Time! Our start into the Advent awakening is a complete success.