Spiced mango hedgehogs




  • 250 g honey
  • 2 eggs (1 if not using pareils)
  • 350 g flour
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 t cardemom
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • 1 t ground cloves
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 3 T apple-cinnamon sugar pareils (optional).

Mix the honey with 1 egg. In another bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, cardemom, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Add the flour mixture to the honey mixture and mix thoroughly. Knead into dough, and then wrap in cling film and refridgerate for an hour.

Preheat the oven to 200 C. Flour a work surface and roll out the dough until 1 cm thick. Cut out with cookie cutters, and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

If using pareils, brush the tops with the 2nd egg, beaten, and sprinkle with pareils.

Bake 10-15 until brown and cooked through.

Credits: Aller Hande

Honey Buttermilk Bread


2014-02-26: It occurred to me that if I started a loaf of bread at night, and punched it down/transferred it in the morning, I could leave instructions with Joel as to time and temp. and he could bake it to be ready for supper. Then I wouldn’t have to wait for the weekends to make bread. So I made a batch of this tonight, with 1/4 C honey instead of 1/3, 1 C whole milk + 1 C cream + 1 T vinegar for the buttermilk, and 1 C wheat flour + 4 C white flour for the dough. (I doubt I could’ve gotten a 5th cup of white to mix in.)

2014-02-02: Very tasty! We basically ate nothing but fresh bread for supper.