Basler Läggerli

Time: mehr als 1 Stunde
Category: Pastries
Complexity: medium

Ingredients:

for 35-40 pieces

250 g lime blossom honey
150 g sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 pinch of clove powder
1 pinch of ground nutweg
50 g almonds
50 g hazelnuts
350 g wheat flour
zest of 1 lemon
125 g candied lemon and orange peel 
10 ml Kirsch liqueur

75 g sugar
50 ml Wasser

Preparation:


Bring honey with sugar, cinnamon, clove powder and freshly grated nutmeg to boil.

Chop almonds and hazelnuts and cut candied fruits in cubes. Give flour and lemon zest into a bowl, add the honey mixture and mix briefly. Add the nuts, lemon and orange peel and mix well. Add the cherry and knead quickly. Roll out the still warm dough 1 cm thick into a rectangle (between two baking paper sheets) and allow to rest for 1 hour covered with clingfilm.

Bake in the preheated oven at 215 °C for about 10-15 minutes. Immediately cut the dough into a 5x3.5 cm rectangles on about two thirds.

For the glaze cook sugar and water for a long time. The glaze must become white after drying.

Coat the Läckerli with hot glaze and cut it apart.

Basler Läckerli is a dry hard pastry. For softer Läckerli leave these in a covered tin can with a cut apple for 1-2 days.