Gauss-Advent Calendar: In the Christmas Bakery

Gauss-Advent Calendar: In the Christmas Bakery


In the Christmas bakery…

… you can find many delicious treats – all around the globe. How about trying out a few new recipes this year during the Advent season? We have three delicious suggestions for you. Enjoy it!


Maple syrup biscuits

Maple syrup biscuits are similar to usual Christmas biscuits. However, the Canadian variety is sweeter and spicier. Be creative with the decoration of those biscuits.

Ingredients: 120g flour │ 1 tbsp corn starch │ 1 tsp baking powder │ ½ tsp baking soda │ ½ tsp salt │ 120g margarine │ 90g brown sugar │ 2 tbsp maple syrup │ 2 tbsp almond milk │ 1 tsp vanilla extract │ ¼ tsp almond extract

Maple glaze: 240g icing sugar │ 3 tbsp almond milk │ 2 tbsp maple syrup │ ¼ tbsp maple extract

Preparation: Cream the margarine and sugar with a mixer and stir the mixture together with the maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla and almond extract until it becomes creamy. Mix the flour, starch, baking powder, baking soda and salt in another bowl and slowly add to the butter mixture until a soft dough is obtained. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for 25 minutes. Then divide the dough, press it down into a flat layer and roll it out to 25 mm. Now you can cut out different shapes. Put them for 8 minutes in the preheated oven at 350 degrees. For the maple glaze, mix all ingredients creamy, place the glaze on the biscuits and decorate them as you like. 

Source: healthienut by Taavie Moore

Maple Syrup Biscuits


Anzac are oatmeal biscuits that are part of the Christmas bakery in Australia and New Zealand. Only simply ingredients and 30 minutes are needed to have some delicious biscuits. 

Ingredients: 125g margarine │ 3 tbsp syrup │150g sugar │ 120g flour │ 1 tsp baking powder │ 100g crunchy oats │ 75g coconut flakes │ 1 pinch of salt │ 2 tbsp water

Preparation: Melt the margarine, let it cool a little and then add the syrup. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl and add the salt, the coconut and oat flakes and mix everything. Then, pour the margarine-syrup mixture over the dry ingredients and knead everything together. Form 20 balls from the dough and make them flat. Bake at 160 degrees for 15 minutes.

Quelle: Gute Küche



Ma’amoul are traditional Arabic biscuits with a date filling. In Arab countries, such as Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, they are baked at various festive times, e.g. during Ramadan or Christmas. They are usually served with Arabic coffee. 

Ingredients: 2 cups soft wheat semolina │ 1 cup flour │ 1TL dry yeast dissolved in 2EL water│1 cup margarine (usually ghee butter) │ 50ml almond milk │ 2EL rose water │ 1 EL orange blossom water

Filling: 125 date paste │2 TL margarine │ 1 pinch of mahlab

Preparation: Mix semolina, flour and margarine and leave it overnight. Add the remaining liquid ingredients and knead. Then form walnut-sized balls. For the filling, melt the butter in a pan, add the date paste and mahlab and mix to an even mass. Then form the date mixture into small balls. Now press a hole in the dough balls, put the date ball inside and close the dough. Finally, you can form a hemisphere with your hands, but preferably with a ma’amoul mold. The biscuits are baked at 250 degrees for about 20 minutes. When they have cooled down, they can still be sprinkled with icing sugar. 

Quelle: HudasWelten Blog.

Ma’amoul © Alexandra Wolf