Anche per quest'anno ho deciso di preparare i biscotti natalizi Gingerbread Man o Ginger Man speziati senza lattosio rielaborandone la classica ricetta Gingerbread Man o Ginger Man (e non solo) senza lattosio . Non sarebbe Ntale senza i miei biscottini!
500 g farina 00,
100 g zucchero a semolato,
1 tavoletta di burro delattosato (120 g. circa),
180 g margarina,
1 cucchiaino di aroma alla vaniglia,
1 cucchiaino di zenzero,
1 cucchiaino di cannella,
1 cucchiaino di sciroppo d'acero
Alcuni cenni storici (fonte: Wikipedia)
A gingerbread man is a biscuit or cookie made of gingerbread, usually in the shape of a stylized human, although other shapes, especially seasonal themes (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc.) and characters, are common.
Gingerbread dates from the 15th century, and figural biscuit-making was practiced in the 16th century. The first documented instance of figure-shaped gingerbread biscuits was at the court of Elizabeth I of England. She had the gingerbread figures made and presented in the likeness of some of her important guests.
Most gingerbread men share a roughly humanoid shape, with stubby feet and no fingers. Many gingerbread men have a face, though whether the features are indentations within the face itself or other candies stuck on with icing or chocolate varies from recipe to recipe. Other decorations are common; hair, shirt cuffs, and shoes are sometimes applied, but by far the most popular decoration is shirt buttons, which are traditionally represented by gum drops, icing, or raisins.
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