241214 Keine Pfeffernuss sondern …

By December 24, 2014zBlog Archives

I’m ashamed to say that I’m in the home of Christmas biscuits and have failed miserably to snap a “pfeffernuss”, which is ‘A small, round, sweet biscuit flavoured with spices such as ginger, cardamom, cloves, black pepper, etc., and typically eaten during the Christmas season. Usu. in pl.’, (OED). I did, however, manage to snap a Pfefferkuchen, which is not dissimilar. I believe the difference lies in the type of sweetening used and the consistency of the dough with a Pfefferkuchen having to be slighter crispier to cope with the icing. I don’t think I’ll be applying for GBBO next year

Day #358 of a 365 project, where the daily pic is informed by the OED word of the day.