Sunday, December 5, 2010


We dusted off our aprons and oiled up the rolling pin today, and got baking some pepperkaker (or 'papa-nacker', as Justin calls them!) using this recipe. With lots of golden syrup in the mix, our dough was extremely sticky, hence the flour everywhere! 

With rather a shortage of cookie cutters, we ended up freehand-cutting our little pepperkaker people: a Justin, an Astrid, a Tilly and a (rather horsey) Bella.

Yes, Tilly is about twice the size of Justin and I... we're not winning any prizes for photographic accuracy!

They're very tasty, although perhaps a little thick -- the recipe said it made 30 to 40, and we got about 12 out of our dough!

And if you're in the mood to make a batch of your own, perhaps try out some of these beautiful designs:

And there's a delicious-looking recipe for fancy-schmancy pepperkaker (or 'Pfefferkuchen' as Mum calls them) over at The Fable of the Table, if you're up for a bit more of a zesty biscuit!


Ingrid @ Fable of the Table said...

The dough looks yummy.
I love the heart shapes and Tilly in her dress.
Bella didn't get to do quality control like Rufus?
Looking forward to baking together soon.

Astrid said...

Yes, can't wait! Bella wasn't really interested in the dough, surprisingly. She'd rather have pepperoni than pepperkaker!

Loreal said...

Love the pictures, and your aprons!

MJ said...

Astrid, I referred so many local seamstresses that I met this weekend to your blog for inspiration! I told them you make the coolest things ever!

Maxabella said...

They look terrific. The patterns are great. x

Astrid said...

Loreal -- thanks, we had a lot of fun!

M'Lynn -- wow, how exciting! I hope it went well for you this weekend.

Maxabella --thanks! Very tasty, too...!

monkeemoomoo said...

This looks like a really fun day in the kitchen. Love your aprons:)

Kathryn said...

Those look great! I make swedish pepparkakor every year. My mom likes them really thin so it usually takes me FOREVER to make them.

Great freestyle cutting! :)

erika said...
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erika said...

They look really jummie !! I love baking cookies with my girls;-)

Jadyn said...

You guys are so cute! Love Justin's excitement and you look like you could be having your own cooking show any day.