Merry Christmas from Germany

Christmas is the time for yummy cookies, tasty punch and delicious dinners. We asked our colleagues to reveal their favourite Christmas recipes.

On December 20th Matthias Bühler (Area Sales Manager, Mechatronics Machinery @ Mitsubishi Electric Deutschland), tells us what he bakes during the Christmas season:




Linzer Torte in tasty pieces


“Every pre-Christmas season, we bake Christmas biscuits in our family bakery.

For me, the most delicious part, besides all the other biscuits, is the Linzer Torte (cut into many little pieces).

But be aware: The shot of cherry schnapps must not be missing 😉 ”






Linzer Torte in tasty pieces


400g flour
400g sugar
400g butter
400g hazelnuts
1 egg
2 tablespoons of cocoa
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
Dash ground cloves
2 ml bitter almond flavour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 shot cherry schnaps
currant or raspberry jam
1 egg yolk




// Use all ingredients – apart from the jam and egg yolk – and knead them into a dough. Cover and cool in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours.

// Remove approx. 1/3 of dough from refrigerator and roll out. Cut out approx. 30 chrismas forms like stars (enough to cover an area of 40×30 cm in summary) and put them aside.

// Take the rest of the dough. Roll out and place in a greased baking tray with about 40×30 cm. Spread the jam over it. Now place the cut out stars or other forms on the jam.

// Leave some space between them! Coat with egg volk.

// Bake at 175°C for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely.

// Cut in little pieces and let them rest for about one week before tasting.





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