Norwegian Pepperkake
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Cuisine: Norwegian
Serves: 10
  • 450 grams (3 cups) flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground clove
  • 200 grams (3/4 cup) sugar
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup) heavy cream
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup) inverted sugar syrup (such a Lyle's Golden Syrup)
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) butter
  1. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger and clove into a large mixing bowl, and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the butter, sugar and syrup. Stir and warm on low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Once the sugar is dissolved, add in the cream to the sugar mixture and stir.
  4. Once combined, add the sugar to the flour mixture. Stir until throughly combined.
  5. Place the dough into the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 8 hours.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees Celsius or approx. 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the dough has chilled, remove it from the bowl and cut it into four large sections.
  7. Using one section of dough at a time, roll the dough out flat and cut it into shapes using a cookie cutter.
  8. Place the cut-out cookies onto a parchment paper lined baking tray and cook in the pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes. When the cookies are slightly brown around the edges, they are done.
  9. Place the baked cookies on a rack to cool. Once cool, eat and enjoy!
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