Ever heard of them? Me neither, I thought they sounded American, although my sources suggest them to originate from Germany…one thing’s certain my life’s a little more complete having spent valuable time researching their existence!
Before I get to the baking, here’s the 1900’s American Folklore version to quench your curiosity (perhaps you’ll even learn something from his messages):
N.B. I found this to be quite sticky [perhaps as I halved the recipe, but still chucked in a full egg] so I kneaded it for a bit on a floured surface – although the dough still needed to have an element of stickiness for the next stage…
Each one turned out wonderfully unique while I got to grips with the sticky mixture!
6. A little bland (they don’t beat a good bit of pastry), but warm with a dollop of Nutela and glass of cold milk [OR cold with a bit of butter] they put a smile on my face, as all good sugary treats should.
From good old Nigela with ‘How To Be a Domestic Goddess’.
100g Plain flour
0.25 tsp Ground nutmeg
0.375 tsp Baking powder
0.25 tsp Salt
60g Unsalted butter (room temp)
40g Sugar PLUS 1tbsp
0.5 tsp Vanilla extract
0.5 tbsp Cinnamon