6 December 2012

Ginger-bread biscuits (Biscuits pain d'épices)




Those ginger-bread biscuits is the first time I made, and really I love them.
Are different than others cookies but are really soft and delight.

Some tips


Chill the dough before rolling it out. You'll find it is much easier to work with after it's been refrigerated for at least an hour.

• Roll the dough out on a work surface lightly dusted with a mixture of flour and icing sugar, or between pieces of baking parchment.

• Keep biscuit cutters from sticking to the dough by dusting them with flour.

• If you're cutting out large or delicate shapes, save them from falling apart by rolling out the dough on baking parchment, removing the scraps and sliding the parchment directly onto a baking tray.

• Let gingerbread cool completely before you ice 







Adapted from  Comptoir des Gourmands

With this recipe Im sharing this recipe For Christmas to Buscador de Recetas Chilenas 

Ingredients

400 grams all purpose flour
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
150 grams of golden sugar
125 grams butter room temperature
2 teaspoon of Four spices  ( a french spice easy to make)
1 teaspoon of ginger ground
1 pinch of salt
150 ml golden syrup or honey

Glaze 

250 grams icing sugar
120 g butter room temperature
1 tablespoon of heavy cream

Note : anyway you can garnish  with other glaze you like more.



Method

In a bowl  mix well first the golden sugar and butter, add the egg, and golden syrup, 
Finally add flour, 4  spices, ginger grounds and baking powder. mix well making a dough.
(You can use electric mixer too)
make a ball with dough (if  needed add a little more flour) and wrap with plastic film and put in fridge about 2 hours and half.



Made with Love Mondays, hosted by Javelin Warrior














EN ESPAÑOL

Galletas con especias y jengibre














Estas galletas se las recomiendo de todas maneras son de las recetas más ricas que he hecho el ultimo tiempo y creo que es por la combinación de especias. Me demoré un poco en traducir porque primero la traduje al ingles ( estaba en francés) y ahora al español, no es un problema hacerlo solo les explico porque a veces me demoro una receta hay que traducirla con cuidado porque o sino puede inducir a errores,

Con esta receta comparto con el Buscador de Recetas chilenos donde pueden ver otras recetas de Navidad.


Está adaptada de una receta de Comptoir des gourmands,


Algunos tips sobre estas galletas:

. Enfriar la masa antes de usar. Será mucho más facil trabajar si la masa está fria o refrigerada.

.Evite que los cortadores de galletas se peguen o se adhieran demasiado a la mesa usando harina antes de cortar.

.Si se corta algun modelo o figura más delicada poner en un papel mantequilla y de ahi transferir o poner directo en la bandeja de hornear

.Dejar que las galletas se enfrien completamente antes de cubrir con el glaceado.

. Y por último en el hemisferio norte no tienen problema porque hace frio pero acá hace calor (32 o 34° estos dias)
despues de glasear las galletas poner en el refrigerador las galletas, y la cubierta queda perfecta y no se deshace.

Ingredientes

400 grs. de harina sin polvos de hornear
1 huevo
1/2 cucharadita de polvos de hornear
150 gramos de azúcar rubia o no refinada
125 gramos mantequilla a temperatura ambiente
(puede ser margarina)
1 cucharadita de jengibre molido o rallado
1 pizca de sal
150 ml de jarabe de maiz o miel 


Glacé

250 gramos de azúcar glass o impalpable
120 gramos mantequilla a temperatura ambiente
1 cucharada de crema espesa


(pueden usar otro glaceado si se desea)

Preparación

En un bol mezclar el azúcar rubia, con la mantequilla o margarina y agregar el huevo y el jarabe de maiz  (golden syrup) o la miel.

Finalmente agregar la harina, los polvos de hornear, las cucharaditas de 4 especias y el jengibre molido.
Mezclar bien formando una bola de masa.
Si se pega agregar un poco más de harina. Envolver en film plástico y dejar en el refrigerador por lo menos dos horas y 1/2.

Precalentar el horno a 180°c.
Enmantequillar la bandeja para horno y poner papel mantequilla.
Con el rodillo estirar la masa dejándola de unos 4 cm de grosor.
enharinar los cortadores de galletas y cortar.
Ir dejando en la bandeja de hornear.
Dejando espacios entre ellas.
Llevar a horno de 10 a 12 minutos.
Estarán listas cuando esten ligeramente doradas y al tocarlas al centro se hunde pero vuelve a su forma.

Para el glacé mezclar la mantequilla, azúcar y la crema  hasta tener el frosting para cubrir las galletas, adornar con perlitas u otro.



96 comments:

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    1. Ah thanks Duckie! why are you so late dear?? xo

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  2. I wish I had a plate of these biscuits right now, Gloria. I love the star shape, too. xo

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  3. thanks Barbara. I would like send to you:)
    yes I love stars too!

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  4. Looks cute and delicious, stunning.

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  5. Gloria, Nice recipe...especially since my wife loves gingerbread anything! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David tell your wife these are so easy!

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  6. That would make such good study food...

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  7. A lovely afternoon treat! I bet they taste heavenly.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  8. No sabes como me gustan estas galletas, que ricas se ven con ese glaceado.
    Besos amiga.

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    1. A mi tambien me encantan, ahora haré la traducción al español!x

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    1. Im glad Pat/cat love those cookies!:)

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  10. i love so much this cake .....AND THE GINGER;;;;WHAT A GOOD IDEA!!!!see you soon

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  11. Ehi Gloria, I'd really love to be there just for eating one of those wonderful cookie!! Besos!

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  12. ooh, I love your red Christmas cup with the snowman on it, Gloria Dear :)

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    1. Thanks Dezzy is from my daugther but I love it:))

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  13. Oh such lovliness!!!
    xo Kris

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  14. Que buenas Gloria, con ese frosting ya son irresistibles!!!

    Besos muchos.

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    1. Gracias Mayte, besos para ti tambien:)

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  15. these are so pretty. Perfect for Christmas!

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  16. nice pics...yumm cookies.......
    Iam back to blogging...Plz..visit 1ce dear...
    Visit my new
    face book page
    http://www.facebook.com/Mahaslovelyhome?ref=hl

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    1. Thanks Maha, I will stopping by soon!

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  17. So lovely & festive! Totally in the Christmas spirit! YUM! :)

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  18. these are so cute, and wow your twins are graduating what are their plans next?

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    1. oh dear Rebecca, I dont know they make this test for University but I dont know, we have to wait, have a nice weekend!

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  19. these are so pretty, they look too good to eat!

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  20. Congratulations on your twins graduating! It seems like just yesterday that my daughters graduated and now we have two university graduates and two grandsons :)

    Beautiful cookies!

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    1. Thanks dear was a really emotional and special moment, when happens you cant beliebe, oh the times wasa so fast!!xo

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  21. yum....and so pretty, too! I can't find silver dragees anywhere here! I haven't for a few years! I'm wondering if they took them off the market for some reason! I should do s 'google' search and find out! I love them at Christmas! They make the cookies look so pretty!

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    1. Thanks Betsy yes I love silver dragees especially for Christmas and cakes,
      also here sometimes I dont find !xo

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  22. nice...we just made ginger snaps...i like mine with a def bite...and crisp...these are decorated very nice as well....hope you are having a good week gloria...

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    1. Thanks Brian hope you T and kids have a nice weekend!

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  23. Yummy, yummy!!! LOVE cookies! Yours looks so good!!
    xo Kris

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  24. Love the icing on them. Perfect little treats for this time of year ;0)

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    1. Thanks Chele, yes I love for Christmas!

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  25. Unas galletas deliciosas!!, ideales para navidad. Besos

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    1. Gracias Rosana , si aqui les encnataron, mandé a la oficina de gerardo ha!

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  26. Gorgeous and elegance on a dish! Love the gingerly biscuits :)

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    1. Thanks dear yes I love ginger biscuits!

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  27. Could I get on with extra ginger? I loooooove ginger. (And Ginger loves me.)

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Really I put sometimesd so much ginger in all (ha) because I love it and sometimes the kids say is a little so much:)xo

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  28. Beautiful and festive Christmas cookies!

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  29. Seeing the silver balls you decorate with reminded me of decorating cookies with my mom as a little girl!

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    1. I love too Elsie, my mom garnished cakes with these LOL

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  30. Que ricas estas galletas amiga. Me fascina el olor a Navidad que desprenden este tipo de galletas cuando están en el horno.
    Yo aún no he hecho nada
    navideño. Estoy de cabeza organizando el primer cumpleaños de Alba :D
    Ya te contaré.
    Un abrazo grande

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    1. oh el promer cumpleaños de la Alba, que lindo!! me tines que mandar fotos. Un abrazo

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  31. So festive Gloria ~ I love the baking tips, thanks ~

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    1. thanks Grace and I loved your haiku;)

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  32. Mmmmm....these look SO yummy, Gloria! Sorry, I didn't see your comment about joining ChristmasWeek till tonight. We all had our posts planned out a week ahead of time...but Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic wants to do it again next year, so maybe she'll open it up to lots ofbloggers! I'd love to have you join in :)

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  33. Is ok Lizzy I was so busy these days, the twins are finishing their school and are graduate now have to see what would like study maybe the next year,
    You compete your migration to the other site?'
    thanks for stopping by Lizzy!

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  34. Thee are so pretty with the silver decorations that I haven't seen in years; gotta try these.
    Rita

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  35. che carini Gloria, molto natalizi! Buona domenica, un bacione.....

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  36. Looks wonderful, Gloria! Perfect for the festive season!

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  37. I love ginger snaps cookies so I know I would enjoy these very much too!

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    1. Thanks Jeannie Im sure you would like if you like ginger!!

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  38. I MUST make these. They look SO amazing!

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    1. Thanks Optimistic :)
      Make these are easy and yumm!

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  39. Gingerbread is so perfect for Christmas Gloria! I am sure your home smells heavenly while they baked! Wishing you a very merry Christmas season!

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    1. Thanks Roz, Yes these cookies smell delicious:)

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  40. As we say in good old Cuban Spanish: Me diste por la vena del gusto! What a great recipe. I love gimgerbread.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. I love ginger too dear. You can talk spanish or english here, dont problem:))
      AHora veré tu blog, tuve un dia MUY dificil. pero vi que publicaste.
      x Gloria

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  41. Ces biscuits doivent être délicieux et en plus, ils sont tout beaux.
    Je note.
    A bientôt

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    1. Merci beaucoup mon amie, A bientot bizzzz
      gloria

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  42. The silver beads on top made these cookies look so gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks Sonia:)
      Yes I love silvers too!

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  43. hope you have a great start to the week gloria...

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    1. Thanks Brian I hope so:)
      The same to you!

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  44. This is christmas in a biscuit - lovely!

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  45. Tis the season! These look so festive!

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  46. I'm always a fan of soft and chewy gingerbread biscuits and yours look exactly the ones that I'm after. Yum!

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    1. YesZoe I love this about the gingerbread biscuits!:)

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  47. These are so cute, Gloria, and perfect for the holiday season. I love gingerbread cookies although I've never had them iced before. Now I can't wait to try them with frosting! Thanks so much for sharing...

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  48. Thanks javelin the frost is really nice:)

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  49. Ahora las subo al BRBC Gloria, estoy enferma así que ando medio lenta.
    Gracias por participar!

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  50. Pura navidad! Casi que me invade el olor a esas galletas.
    Abrazos

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  51. this is so cute and such a great Christmas idea! As usual you are very inventive Gloria. You have lots of nice recipes for the festivities!

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