Fragrant honey cakes. painted with multi-colored glaze, can be not only a wonderful dessert, but also a wonderful decoration for the Christmas tree. "Edible" Christmas tree decorated with gingerbread, sweets and fruits, probably will be long remembered by your family and guests! Recipes of honey cakes for the New year says the land of the Soviets.

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Sweet honey cakes

Here is one of the most simple recipes of honey cakes, of which it is possible to make Christmas tree ornaments. To prepare honey cakes with icing, we will need to take this set of products:

  • flour — 250 g
  • med — 80 g
  • brown sugar — 60 g
  • butter — 35 g
  • milk — 30 g
  • egg — 1 PC.
  • ground cinnamon — 1.5 tsp.
  • cocoa — 1 tsp.
  • ground spices (cloves, ginger, nutmeg) — 1/4 tsp of each spice

For the glaze

  • sugar powder — 100 g
  • one egg white

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The finished cakes allow to cool and paint them with glaze. For its preparation whisk one protein to a state of dense foam, add half of the powdered sugar and beat again. Add the remaining icing sugar and mix thoroughly. When the gingerbread has cooled completely and the frosting has dried, is passed into the holes of the ribbon and hang gingerbread cookies on the tree.

Honey cakes with candied fruit

These honey cakes, it is desirable to cook for a couple of weeks before the holiday so they have time to "ripen" (although if you really want to try the carrot, can't wait). For their preparation we need the following ingredients:

  • flour — 625 g
  • honey — 600 g
  • sugar — 250 g
  • walnuts — 250 g
  • candied lemon peel — 100 g
  • candied orange peel — 100 g
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  • soda — 1 tsp.
  • ground cinnamon — 15 g
  • ground cloves 7 g
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  • grated zest of one lemon

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Dissolve soda in cherry brandy and add to the mixture of honey, nuts, candied fruit and spices. There add the sifted flour and be kneaded dough. Cover the dough and leave overnight.

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Bon appetit and happy holidays!