30 October 2011

Swiss Cookies "Brätzelis"

We visited our friends Ben and Lyn on the Gold Coast today. Ben showed me a present he received from his sister in Switzerland. It's a 'Brätzelieisen', an electric heat press used by the Swiss to make these delicious little cookies, ususally around Christmas, but hey, we decided to try it out, so while Diane and Lyn were busy on the computer, Ben and I went to work in the kitchen.

First we mixed all the ingredients in a bowl:-

 Then we split the work. I rolled the dough into little balls and Ben placed them onto the hot forms in the machine, four at a time.

Then we reversed roles and I took a turn baking the cookies.

After a few minutes, they turn golden brown. The smell in the kitchen was very pleasant. Some of the Brätzelis we left to cool on a rolling pin which gives them a nice curve.

We were very proud of our first attempt to make some of these delicious cookies.

I don't think they'll last until Christmas


  1. Well very interesting - BUT - do either of you think that your attire would be allowed in a 5 star Swiss Hotel or restaurant - Michelin?????
    Now do you eat with ice-cream or cream???
    Maybe bring some for refreshments when we go on our steam train journey????
    Colin (HB)

  2. Yum Yum they were crisp and tasty.

  3. Die Brätzeli gsend dänn gluschtig us-:) Das händ er wunderbar gmacht!
    Äs Grüessli us Züri

  4. Ah, so the steam train today is with Colin! I would think these little biscuits would be nice with golden syrup ... but messy on a train trip. I love steam trains, too. But the trips are very pricey down thisaway ...

  5. ....ou, mmmh fein! Di hätte doch guet imene Couvert platz....e Guete de bim Schnouse...Grüessli us dr Schwiz


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