Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Paprenjaci (Croatian Pepper Biscuits)

These traditional Croatian pepper cookies are often served at Christmas, but I think they’re so delicious a batch would be welcome all year round! Usually these biscuits would be made with traditional biscuit cutters, so these forked versions aren’t too authentic in the shape department. However, they are authentic in the deliciousness department, and I’m pretty sure that this department wins over all other departments.

180g Nuttelex
½ cup and 2 Tbsp of sugar
2 Tbsp of golden syrup
1 Tbsp of freshly cracked pepper
1 tsp of ground cloves
2 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of ground nutmeg
¼ cup of almond meal or finely chopped walnuts
1 ¾ cups of flour

How to make:

1. Cream the nuttelex, sugar and golden syrup in a large bowl.
2. Add the spices and almond meal to the creamed mixture and mix well.
3. Add the flour and mix with your hands, until all ingredients are well combined and have formed a ball of dough.
4. Chill dough for 1 hour in the fridge.
5. Heat oven to 180°c and line a tray with baking paper
6. Roll dough into small balls and press down gently on each side with a fork, so that they look something like this:

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, cool and serve!

Makes around 15 biscuits.

Check out our other recipes for Croatia Month:

Yumuşacık Poğaça 
(Savoury buns filled with creamy potato and pickles!)

(Rice-filled cabbage rolls)

(Poppy Seed Strudel)

1 comment:

  1. I wish I still had some of these left! I'll have to make them again really soon!