Merry Christmas from Germany!
Christmas is the time for yummy cookies, hot punch and delicious dishes. We asked our colleagues for their favorite Christmas recipes.
On 7 December, Pia Hellingrath (Living Environment Systems @ Mitsubishi Electric Germany), tells us how she starts the Christmas season:
Vanilla crescents and hot apple strudel punch
“Vanilla crescents have been part of Christmas for me since childhood.
In combination with the hot apple strudel punch, it’s a particularly good way to start the Christmas season.”
250 g flour
100 g grated almonds or hazelnuts
100 g sugar
150 g butter
1 pinch of salt
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
100 g powdered sugar
// Mix flour, almonds or hazelnuts, sugar, chopped butter and salt and knead with your hands to form a shortcrust pastry.
// Form several rolls with the diameter of a 2€ piece and wrap in plastic wrap.
// Put the dough in a cool place for 30 minutes and let it rest.
// Then cut finger-thick slices from the rolls and shape them into vanilla crescents.
// Place the shaped vanilla crescents on a buttered or with baking paper covered baking tray.
// Bake the vanilla crescents at 200 degrees for approx. 10 – 15 minutes.
// Meanwhile, mix the vanilla sugar and the powdered sugar.
// After baking, carefully remove the still warm vanilla crescents from the baking tray and roll them in the vanilla & powdered sugar mixture.
Hot apple strudel punch
4 cl coconut liqueur
2 cl cinnamon syrup
200 ml apple juice
// Heat apple juice and then add coconut liqueur and cinnamon syrup.