Christmas is coming closer and closer, the cookies are getting more and more… I’ll be so fed up with them afterwards, good that it’s a whole year until next Christmas 😛
Here comes a recipe that I got from a dear, old friend – also known as Linzerkipferl 😉 – already quite some years ago. Back then I of course didn’t write it up or so, thinking that this is so easy I’ll sure remember it. Not. Neither did I remember the exact ingredients, apart from chocolate, nor how much I would need of what. And to top that I didn’t remember the name either.
However, when I asked my friend for the recipe a week ago – easy, without the name of the cookies – she knew immediately what I meant: cookies with the funny name “Rawutzl”. The downside of it – there actually isn’t a real recipe. Her advice was simply to make a sponge cake, melt some chocolate for dipping and add coconut flakes. The sponge cake was no problem at all as I have a very basic recipe for it, and the rest I just improvised… see here how:
For the sponge cake you need…
- 5 eggs, divided into egg white and egg yolk
- 150 grams sugar
- 1 table spoon vanilla sugar
- 2 table spoons hot water
- 150 grams flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
For the chocolate dipping you need (as I said, this part was improvised, so no guarantees)…
- about 300 grams baking chocolate
- about 150 grams butter
- about coconut flakes
- whip the egg whites until they are really stiff.
- mix egg yolks, sugar, vanilla sugar and water.
- add flour and baking powder – stir until it is a creamy dough.
- fold in the stiff egg whites in the dough – really careful so that the mixture gets all fluffy.
- spread the mixture evenly on a baking tray – bake it at 190° to 200° C for about 18 to 23 minutes.
- cut the sponge cake into small pieces once it’s done – it’s easier to do it when the cake is still warm and really soft.
- melt the chocolate and the butter – as mentioned in an earlier post slowly and with low heat to avoid burning.
- take the cake pieces, dip them first in the chocolate and then “roll” them in the coconut flakes.
- keep them cold for a while so that the chocolate and the coconut flakes harden properly.