Piparkakut: Finnish Ginger Snaps
The pictures are old, but this is a recipe I have made a few times and enjoy a lot. It’s Christmas food, so it’s getting a bit late in the year for me to be in the mood to make this, however, crispy Ginger Biscuits taste amazing any time of the year, especially bedtime with Milk!
I made this bunch for Christmas a few years ago, hence the Snowmen and Pine Trees. The suns remind me of Watership Down somehow, without looking in the least bit like Frith, anyway, warmth, rays and light are all things to desire in the middle of Winter, so completely appropriate for Christmas.
I don’t quite remember where this recipe is from anymore, maybe my Mum or another relative, or a book…
– Recipe –
300g (1&1/4 cups) Margarine
300g (1&1/4 cups) Sugar
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Ginger
2 Ground Cloves
1 tablespoon Grated Orange Rind
1kg (7 cups) Plain Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Soda
- Boil Syrup with the Spices, add the Margarine. Leave to cool.
- Beat the Eggs/Sugar together.
- Mix the Baking Soda with a small amount of the flour and combine with the Syrup Mix. Add the Eggs and then stir in the rest of the Flour. Wrap in cling film and let sit overnight.
- Roll thin, 5mm or so, cut in to shapes (be inventive!) and then bake them in batches at 190c for 10 minutes.
- Let cool completely and then decorate with Icing if you like.