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Pernik (CZ Gingerbread) Recipe


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     Pernik (CZ Gingerbread)

Category   Desserts - Breads
Sub Category   None

400 g rye flour
2 eggs
125 g butter
4 tbsp honey
150 g cane sugar (ground to fine)
2.5 tsp gingerbread spice
1 tsp lemon zest
1/2 tbsp baking soda
50 walnuts (ground)
optional- egg for brushing

1.Put all ingredients together in a bowl. 2.Mix with hands--butter will start to soften, ingredients will come together. 3. Dump out of bowl onto silicon mat/counter top. 4. Knead/mix with hands (slowly!) about 5 minutes
5. Dough should be smooth, shiny, not sticky 6. Wrap in foil 7. Leave in fridge 1-2 days
8. AFTER 1-2 days- take out of the fridge and leave to sit out for 2- 3 hours. NOTE- Preheat oven to 180 C 9. Roll out dough (use about 1/4 dough at a time) on silicon mat or baking paper 10. Use plastic wrap on top to prevent sticking 11. About 4mm for softer cookies; thinner makes crunchy cookies (ginger snaps)
12 Cut into shapes 13. Lay shapes onto baking paper (optional- brush with egg to make shiny) 14. Bake 4-6 minutes--cookies will be light brown, puff up, then shrink and get slightly darker 15. Leave to cool on paper (not tray) 16. Transfer to cooling rack/plate

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