Thursday, December 11, 2008
This unusually named recipe contains no pepper or nuts and came from Europe. This old fashioned treat is meant to be slightly hard and it is a good traveling snack. Children love helping as it is almost like play dough!
3/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter or oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp anise extract
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cup flour
In large sauce pan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup, milk and oil. Bring to boil, remove from heat.
Stir in remaining ingredients except flour. Stir in flour to make a very stiff dough, using your hands to mix in last addition.
Shape dough into 1/2 inch rolls.
Cut each strip into pieces about 1/2 inch long. Arrange on ungreased cookie sheeet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool 1 to 2 minutes before removing from sheet.