The Christmas Bakery

Ho Ho Ho sweethearts, it’s me again, your Mummelmouse.

Christmas is in the air and the delicious smell of gingerbread and biscuits is around – I looooove Christmas. How about you?

Today I have some baking tips for you that turns your kitchen into a festive bakery. So let’s start!

Create an harmonious atmosphere:

First of all you should turn on some music, maybe some festive songs!? So just insert your favourite CD or ask “Alexa” to play some good music. Don’t forget to sing along.

Prepare the dough and get it baked:

My favourite recipe is the one for “smiley cut-out biscuits” à la Klein.

You need the following ingredients:

  • 400g flour
  • 225g butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 125g ground almonds
  • 1 egg

Beat butter, sugar and the egg in a bowl until fluffy. Then add the flour and the ground almonds and knead the dough well with your hands. Let the dough chill for about an hour, so it will be easier to roll it out.

Now, as the dough has cooled down, you prepare your clean worktop with some flour and roll out the dough about 2 mm thick. Take your smiley face biscuit cutter and cut out normal circles and smileys alternately. Of course, you can also use other biscuit cutters, whatever you can find.

Knead and roll out the rests of the dough again and again with some new. So you can make sure that nothing is left over, but eating titbits is particularly desired.

Place the biscuits on your baking tray lined with baking parchment and put it in the oven at 180° for about 10 minutes.
As soon as the biscuits are golden brown, you can take them out of the oven and let them chill.

Be careful!

The oven and the tray are both very hot and you might have your fingers burnt. So, please ask your mum or dad to help you to get the delicious biscuits out of the oven.

The next step will be so much fun! Spread the circles with some nut-nougat cream or your favourite jam. I personally like redcurrant jam most. Afterward you put on a smiley on it.

As final step, you can decorate the biscuits with some icing sugar and then let everything dry. Of course it is allowed to pinch a bit, as obviously the baker has to know if the biscuits are good.

Are you now also as thirsty as I am?

With all these biscuits, I urgently need something to drink. Here, I just have a quick and easy recipe for a hot fruit punch:

Take your favourite fruit tea and boil it with 1 litre water.

Then you make a good mixture of:

  • ½ litre of orange juice
  • ½ litre of apple juice
  • ½ litre of red grape juice
  • 1 litre of fruit tea

Your punch is getting a more festive taste with some cinnamon or a cinnamon stick, star anise and cloves. Some slices of oranges should not be missing in the punch.

For an extra sweet foodie, add a little honey or agave syrup. Now bring everything to the boil and enjoy it warm.

Baking biscuits is just great.

It is so much fun and above-all the results taste deliciously. If you feel like you don’t want to do anything else than baking, then have a look at our Bosch kitchen range.

Our hand mixer, kitchen machine and other kitchen items, in the original Bosch design, will help you to practice a safe handling when you bake and it can also be perfectly added to your wish list.

The entire team of Theo Klein and I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year. As a matter of course, I will have plenty of new ideas for you in 2020.

Your Mummelmouse