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Oh, how that smells!

The first weekend of Advent is approaching. In many kitchens that means: baking! A feast for the senses thanks to the winter spices from Klenk.



In the run-up to Christmas, cookies and gingerbread are baked everywhere, and everywhere there is a tempting smell of cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, etc. Spices don't just sweeten classic baked goods like speculoos or gingerbread. They are also intensely aromatic, tasty and have many health-promoting properties. You can find out everything you need to know about Klenk spices and what they go well with here!


Cinnamon

Real Ceylon cinnamon is native to South and Southeast Asia and is also known as Ceylon cinnamon bark, real canel or Ceylon cinnamon. Our cinnamon goes perfectly with: sweet dishes and Arabic or Mexican savory dishes.


Cardamom

After saffron and vanilla, cardamom is the most expensive spice in the world. The Asian spice belongs to the ginger family and goes perfectly with: gingerbread, mulled wine, sweet and savory dishes.


Vanilla

Especially at this time of year, the little black dots enrich many cookies and especially vanilla crescents. The Aztecs already used the pods as a gentle remedy. The unmistakable scent curbs the desire for sweet treats. Our vanilla goes perfectly with: desserts, game and poultry dishes.


Nutmeg

The spice is a classic in Christmas baking! Nutmeg has a very intense seasoning even in small quantities and is also known as Nutmeg. Our nutmeg goes perfectly with: pastries and pretty much all dishes.


Cloves

The bitter, spicy aroma of cloves comes from the ingredient eugenol. Cloves are native to the Moluccas and the southern Philippines. Cloves go perfectly with: Feuerzangenbowle and mulled wine, compote, game, red cabbage.


Ginger

Ginger has been known for its health-promoting properties for thousands of years and naturally helps with stubborn colds. The ginger plant is native to tropical Southeast Asia and goes perfectly with: gingerbread, compotes, poultry dishes, soups.



If you want to cook and bake for Christmas, sooner or later you will stumble across spice mixtures. Of course, we also have the right mixtures for you!


All Klenk spices are free of any residues, in pharmacy quality, without colorings, preservatives or flavor enhancers and are always fresh products whose essential oil content is retained.


You can find a recipe with the finest Klenk spices for irresistible cookies directly below this post! Make yourself comfortable with a soothing cup of tea and enjoy your baked treats.


Cinnamon stars


For the dough:

3 egg whites

250g powdered sugar

400 g ground hazelnuts

2 tsp Klenk vanilla sugar

1 tsp Klenk cinnamon powder


Accessories: star cutter, rolling pin, powdered sugar for rolling out, baking tray, baking paper


Preparation:

Beat the egg white until stiff. Then sift the powdered sugar and carefully fold it into the egg whites. Set aside 3-4 tablespoons of this egg white mixture for brushing. Fold the ground nuts, Klenk vanilla sugar and Klenk cinnamon powder into the remaining mixture and work with your hands to form a smooth dough. Then roll out the dough to a thickness of approx. 0.5 cm on a surface sprinkled with powdered sugar and cut out stars. Place the stars on a tray lined with baking paper. Brush the cinnamon stars with the remaining egg whites.

Put the cinnamon stars in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes. The underside of the stars should still be soft. Cool on a wire rack.


The Klenk tip: Keep dipping the star cutter in a little water to make cutting out easier!



Klenk wishes you a peaceful Advent season!


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