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 22nd, Silke Engelmann (Marketing Communications, Semicondctor @ Mitsubishi Electric), tells us how she makes her favorite Christmas cookies:
“Together with family and friends, baking is much easier and more varied – and also has resource-saving side effects.
However, any thought of organic and sustainability is passé if the baked goods don’t taste good.”
50g organic butter
1 packet of vanilla sugar
100g vegan chocolate (e.g. oat cream)
100g sliced almonds
100g dark chocolate
// Melt butter with sugar, vanilla sugar and honey in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until lightly browned.
// Add cream and stir until sugar is completely dissolved and the mixture becomes viscous.
// Stir in almonds and simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes until mixture is completely thickened.
// Place one teaspoon of the almond mixture at time on the baking sheet and flatten slightly.
// Place tray in the oven and bake until the surface is lightly browned. Baking time: at hot air: 160°, about 7 minutes
// After baking, remove the almond mixture and let the cookies cool for about 5 minutes while they are still soft.
// Then remove the Florentines with the baking paper onto a cooling rack and let cool completely.
// Coarsely chop the chocolate and melt in a bain-marie over low heat.
// Place cooled florentines on a coarse fork or on a praline fork, dip in the icing, lightly wipe off and place with the icing side on baking paper and allow to set.