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Dražgoše hand-crafted honey cookies

Author: Anka Peljhan

Date: 13. May 2020

Time to read: 1 min

Originally from Škofja Loka region, the art of making this delicious ornament has been best preserved in Poljanska and Selška valleys. Back in the old days, these cookieswere made as gifts during religious and other holidays, as a symbol of love, respect and friendship. The design was altered according to the specific purpose, yet the most popular forms were a heart, circle, half-circle and star. By using two varieties of flour, the makers would achieve a more colourful effect on their hand-crafted products.

Recipe

50 dag (1fl ) honey

1 kg (2.25 lb) wheat flour

1 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp ground cinnamon

0.5 dl (16fl oz) water

1 / 2

Preparation:

Mix the ingredients into a smooth dough and leave for 30 minutes.

Roll the dough 0.5 mm thick, cut and decorate the ornaments.

Bake at 165°C for 10 min.

Coat with honey while still warm.

If different flours are being used, use one to make the base and another for the ornaments, to achieve a colourful effect.