the first thing that comes into my mind when i think of christmas season is GINGERBREAD…..
…..followed by cinnamon apple scent, pine trees, glueh wine, the smell of oranges and baked goodies that my grandmother baked with me every christmas season.. waaahhh how i miss the smell of fresh baked x-mas cookies xD
i checked out every mall in the p.i for a good tasting gingerbread but theres NOTHIN… even the one from starbucks taste just like a sugar cookie with all that sweet frosting on it. eooowww=((So i decided to bake my own gingerbread or should i say lebkuchen (the german gingerbread) and here it is: and some more gingerbread men( i burned them a lil bit lol)they turned out GREAT!!!! i coated them with milk chocolate and i tottaly looooooooooovveee them.. just as spicy as the lebkuchen i buy in germany.. yuuumiiie=))i knew i had the talent to bake gingerbread cause im from the city nuernberg.. and its known that they make the best gingerbread in whole germany!!!!!!!! hihihihi
ooooohhh One thing you should NOT forget, is to drink GLUEH WINE with your gingerbread cookie!!!!!!
glueh wine is a spicy wine that you have to drink hot.. it will heat you up when you are standing in the middle of the chrismas market. and if you already been to a german christmas market than you know that you wont survive without a hot cup of glueh wine on a winterday cuz its freaking COLD.. your fingers will get numb and fall off and your appetite for waffles and bratwurst will be gone in just a few seconds standing in the snow.. here is a recipe to make homemade gluehwine:Ingredients 2 Liters of Red Wine 1/3 Cup of Caster Sugar 3 strips of orange rind 3 strips of lemon rind 3/4 cup orange juice 8 whole cloves 1 tea spoon coriander seeds 2 cinnamon sticks Combine all gluhwein ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir over heat until sugar is dissolved and do NOT boil. When mixture begins to simmer gently, allow to simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. ENJOY HOT