CROATIAN BLACK PEPPER BISCUIT / PAPRENJACI

Traditional pepper biscuits, “Paprenjaci” are considered a Croatian symbol. You may have encountered these biscuits in case you’ve traveled with Croatia’s national airline company. Most often they are prepared for the holidays and the scent of their preparation is usually associated with Christmas. Since they are a dry kind of biscuits, they can stay for days because they can’t get bad in a long time. Cheer your family with the simplest recipe for this sweet course!

Ingredients:

45 dkg hard flour,18 dkg lard,15 dkg sugar,15 dkg walnut,1 egg,3 yolk,2 tablespoon honey,cinnamon,clove,pepper,nutmeg

Preparation:

Crumble lard and mix with flour, add sugar, minced walnuts, egg, yolk, honey, cinnamon, powdered clove, nutmeg and black pepper and whisk into a dough. Leave to sit for 2 hours in a cold place. Roll out the dough on a wooden board, cut the biscuits with a special wooden mold. Place them on a greased baking pan and bake for about 25 minutes at the temperature of 200-220 ° C.

Practical tip:

This is an original Croatian biscuit, which textured flavor represents the diversity of Croatian people. For tasty biscuits, it is important to dose spices in equal amounts, as to prevent domination of one flavor. Specially carved wooden mold is embossed with folk motifs. If you do not have one, you can use biscuits molds.

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