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Cookie Challenge: Germany: RecipeDestination 2: Germany (we really moved far from our last one... Netherlands...)
Cookie: Janhagel (Netherlands also has a cookie called this, but this is a different one)
I don't have a picture for this either.
Stuff you'll need:
1 cup butter/margarine, melted
1 cup sugar
1 egg, separated
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup oatmeal (this is supposed to be almonds, but I'm allergic so it's peanut/nut free)
Combine butter and sugar, and blend well. Stir in egg yolk. Add flour and cinnamon, mixing thoroughly. Press mixture into greased wax-paper-lined 10”x15” jelly-roll pan (just a pan deep enough to put these in...). Beat egg white until fluffy, spread over cookie mixture, and sprinkle with oatmeal. Bake in preheated (350°F) oven for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let it cool for 5 minutes before cutting into 2”x3” rectangles.
Cookie Challenge: Netherlands: RecipeI didn't have a picture for this because I was too late.
This is for the Cookie Challenge (make a Cookie from each country).
Today we're focusing on Speculaas (Dutch Spice Cookie). These are generally eaten around Christmas time (Sinterklaas, December 5th).
Stuff you'll need:
225g brown sugar
5 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
Mix all dry ingredients (everything except butter basically). Add the butter and knead (mix) with your hands (preferably clean). Butter the baking sheet in baking pan and place dough onto baking sheet. Flour the rolling pin before rolling dough out into pan until it’s 1½ cm thick. Or just press it down with your hands, that's cool too. Preheat the oven for 180°C (350°F). Bake for 35 minutes because you need patience. Once cookies are done, immediately cut it into squares (they will be too hard when they are cooled off).
SolaceShe never slept well in the dark,
not without the children of the sun and moon
to guide her weary lids home.
Guided by the aftermath, she was always two steps behind.
What did the world look like to the girl who had been through it all?
Braved the heaviest of storms,
yet skipping over cracks in the pavement.
They said her eyes were the wisps of clouds before the storm.
To him they were reflections of pages overlooked.
She said it was like she lived the life of someone she had never met.
Laid out to dry, yesterdays news.
He knew her as the girl who was built to never collapse.
He wished he was too.
He loved her more than words could say, and yet her pain was such,
that at times, he feared she wouldn’t make it.
But on nights like these, even when it threatened to consume her,
he became convinced that somehow she would.
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