Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Traditional oatcookies with chocolate-hazelnut twist

Oatcookies are the kind of cookies that every mom in Estonia has made when children have wanted something sweet. They´re quick and easy to make. This time I added a special twist to those traditional cookies, to make them more festive. Hazelnuts and dark chocolate are both also very estonian things. In fact you can pick hazelnuts from the forest everywhere in Estonia during autumn. So, if you´re in a hurry, you want something sweet, but at the same time healthy, here it comes. You need (for two big bakingtrays):


500 gr of oatflakes (preferably not the instant-porridge ones)
250 gr sugar
200 gr of butter
200 gr wheat flour
6 eggs
50 gr of hazelnuts
100 gr ofdark chocolate

Mix sugar with butter. Add eggs, one by one, mixing constantly. After the eggs, sift in flour and mix in the oatflakes. Mix through. Cover the bakingtray with bakingpaper and put spoonfuls of cookiebatter on. Push a hazelnut or two to every cookie and pinch the batter to cover the nut. Bake in preheated 180 C oven for about 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let it cool down. Melt the chocolate on bain-marie and cover every chocolate with a teaspoonful of melted chocolate. Sprinle some chopped hazelnut on top. Serve when the chocolate has become hard again.
Kaerahelbeküpsised metsapähkli ja tumeda šokolaadiga

500 gr kaerahelbeid (mitte kiirpudruhelbeid, kui võimalik)
200 gr võid
250 gr suhkrut
6 muna
200 gr jahu
50 gr metsapähkleid
100 gr tumedat šokolaadi (nt Bitter)

Sega või ja suhkur pehmeks vahuks. Lisa ükshaaval munad, pidevalt segades. Sõelu sisse jahu, lisa kaerahelbed ja sega korralikult läbi. Kata ahjupann küpsetuspaberiga, tõsta sellele supilusikatäied küpsisetainast. Suska igasse taignakuhja pähkel või kaks. Näpista tainast pealt nii et pähkel saab kaetud. Küpseta 180 kraadises ahjus umbes 20 minutit või kuni küpsised on ilusti kuldsed. Lase jahtuda. Sulata šokolaad veevannil ja tõsta igale küpsisele teelusikatäis šokolaadi. Puista peale hakitud metsapähkleid ja lase šokolaadiglasuuril tahkuda enne serveerimist.

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