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Bredele with Pumpkinseeds
Bredele with Pumpkinseeds
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This version of the Christmas cookies bredele is a bit different than the most common ones that you will find in the region Alsace in France during Christmas time. Every family have their own tradition of which cookies are to be consider as classical for them. These pumpkinseed cookies can be made six to eight weeks before Christmas. This way they can be kept in a tin box, to let them get the right consistence before they will be eaten.

Ingredient List for 12 servings:
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200 gr Flour
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200 gr Almond flour
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0,5 teaspoon Cinnamon
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0,5 teaspoon Cardamom
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0,5 teaspoon Carnation
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120 gr Sugar
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200 gr Cold Margarine
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1 pinch Salt
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Egg yellow

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50 ml Cream
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120 gr Honey
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120 gr Margarine
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400 gr Pumpkinseeds

Oven temperature:
180 degrees Celsius
Instructions:
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Pour the almond flour, flour, butter, spices, egg yellow, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Mix it all together to a smooth dough.
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Put plastic foil on top of the bowl and let the dough rest in the fridge for two hours.
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Take out the dough from the fridge.
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Preheat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
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Roll out the dough on a baking paper approx forty-one by thirty-one centimeters .
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Place the baking paper with the dough on a baking sheet.
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Pick the dough evenly with a fork.
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Place the baking sheet on the second shelf from the bottom in the oven. Bake the cookie bottom for ten minutes.
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Take out the cookie bottom from the oven and let it rest on the baking sheet.

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In a casserole pour the cream, honey and butter, let it heat up to melting point on medium temperature.
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Add the pumpkinseeds in the casserole and let it boil up. Mix it all with a spoon.
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Spread the pumpkinseed mixture evenly on the cookie bottom.
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Put the cookie bottom in the oven again on the second shelf from the bottom for approx thirty minutes.
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Take out the cookie bottom from the oven and let it cool down on the baking sheet.
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Cut the bottom in small rectangular.
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Place the cookies in a tin box and place baking paper in between the layers.

A selection of recipes from the same country.
This recipe is from France , Alsace.
A French cheese cake from the region Alsace where the cake is called käsküeche. The bottom is made like a pie bottom and not like the usual cheese cake bottom with biscuits crumbles. It is big, fluffy, and less sweet than the American or English versions. You can add some citron peel in the cake to have a different taste.
This is a homemade recipe of one of the traditional Alsatian Christmas cookies bredele. It is a hard cookie with taste of cinnamon and covered with a meringue frosting. The Bredele cookies comes in many different flavors and shapes such as hearts, stars, moons or Christmas trees and etc.
This is a homemade pie with sauerkraut which is delicious and will impress your dinner guests. The pie resemble a quiche but is made with an traditional pie bottom instead of a puff pastry dough. Making a pie with your fermented cabbage is a good way of using leftover sauerkraut you have at home. It is typical to serve a lettuce salad on the side which fits very good with the flavor of the sauerkraut.
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