Saturday, January 5, 2019

Celebrating Epiphany

Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, is usually celebrated January the 6th and signifies the end of the traditional 12 days of Christmas period. The 12th Night (the Epiphany Eve, that is tonight) is also the time to remove your Christmas decorations, otherwise you'll have to keep them till Candlemas  (2 Feb.), otherwise you are asking for trouble!

To quote Wikipedia, Epiphany commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ Child, and thus Jesus' physical manifestation to the Gentiles

Different countries have different Epiphany traditions, here is a good article on this topic.

As you can see, I baked chocolate pepper cookies using an adaptation of the recipe from the magazine featured in the photo.

I got about 36 of them.

I used: 50g butter, 50g brown sugar, 1 egg, +/- 1tbsp of cream, slightly more than 1 c. of flour mixture (spelt, barley, buckwheat, whole grain and regular) + 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon to taste.

First you mix soft butter with sugar, then add the cream and egg, then the rest of the ingredients. Using the dough you just made, form it into ab. 2cm thick rolls, cut them into 2 cm. pieces and form into small balls. Bake at 200*C for ab. 10 min. Enjoy (They won't be very sweet). 

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