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
- 125 g honey
- 125 g brown sugar
- 50 g butter
- 6.4 g Potassium carbonate
- 1 tbsp water
- 300 g all purpose flour
- 1 g ginger bread spice
- 3.6 g cocoa powder
- 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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