Years ago I made two Ginger Bread Houses for my niece and nephew. They were very excited and according to their mother, after they snacked off the candy, nuts, and chocolates I used for decoration, they put the remainings of the house into a plastic container and had all of it, to the last crumb.

Since then, every year I am getting hints about how delicious that Ginger Bread was…This year they are going to get Ginger Bread Buses.

This German Ginger Bread recipe contains “Potassium carbonate” as an ingredient, a leavening agent that gives the Ginger Bread its characteristic flavour and allows for longer storage of the cookies.

German Ginger Bread Cookie Busses

Preparation time 20 minutes
Cooking time 10 minutes
Resting time 8 hours
Total time 8 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Combine honey, brown sugar and butter in a pot, heat until combined. Transfer to a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  • 2. Dissolve the Potassium carbonate in the water, set aside.
  • 3. Sift together flour, ginger bread spice and cocoa powder.
  • 4. Combine honey mixture, dry ingredients, egg and potassium carbonate. Knead to a smooth dough.
  • 5. Cover in plastic film and let rest overnight.
  • 6. Preheat the oven to 160°C fan.
  • 7. Roll out the dough and cut out some busses. Place them on a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or baking paper.
  • 8. Bake for approximately 6 minutes.
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