when you wake up at 5 am on the darkest day of the year and can't sleep...?
You bake! Well, at least I do.
Isn't it typical that when I had the day off and could have slept muuuuch longer, I was 'bright eyed and bushy tailed' at 5 am...!!!
So, this year's 'Berlinerkranser' are now safely in the tin (at least those that have not been given away or eaten by the men in my house...)
I used a traditional recipe (makes about 75):
Mash the yoke of 2 hard boiled eggs with
2 raw egg yokes
Add 125 gram sugar and mix well
Add 300 grams flour
and 250 gram soft butter
and mix all well
Let the dough rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Roll out pencil thick lengths (10 cm) and fold into a wreath or just simply as I have done above.
Give them a wash with the egg whites and drizzle some sugar over
Bake in the oven on 175-180 degrees for 10 mins.
Beware - keep an eye on them so they don't burn.
Let them cool on the tray before moving them.
I think I will be going to bed early tonight...