I got this recipe from my German mother-in-law who inherited it within her family. This Christmas pastry is not missing at any Christmas in Germany, probably like our gingerbread, and I have tried it in different forms but so far I like the ones from my mother-in-law the best.
- 300g plain flour
- ½ baking powder
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 Vanilla sugar
- 150g butter or margarine
- 3 eggs
- 200g chopped almonds
- 200g chopped hazelnuts
- 3 tbsp jam (preferably apricot) 100g kr. Sugar
- 100g butter
- 2 packets of vanilla sugar
- 4PL water
- Place the butter, jam, water, sugar, vanilla sugar in a saucepan and let melt together, stirring constantly.
- When the items are liquid, add chopped or grated nuts. Mix everything well and let the filling cool thoroughly.
- For the dough, first beat the eggs with the sugar until frothy. Add the flour, butter and baking powder and work into a smooth dough that is still slightly runny.
- Spread it on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Spread the nut mixture on top and spread it evenly. Bake together at 180°C until golden (approx. 25 min).
- Then let the dough cool and cut it into cubes and halve them to make triangles.
- Finally dip the sides of the triangles in melted chocolate and leave to cool. Alternatively, you can just drizzle the chocolate over the surface of the triangle.