Russian Medianyky (honey Biscuits) Recipe

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Russian Medianyky (Honey Biscuits)

Beth Renzetti

By
@elmotoo

This is a traditional Russian recipe for a classic biscuit (cookie) made from flour flavoured with spices, honey, orange zest and almonds that's bound with eggs and oven baked until crisp.

Found at Celtnet.

Rating:
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Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

560 g
unbleached plain flour
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg
200 g
icing sugar
2 tsp
baking powder
2
extra large eggs
240 ml
runny honey
2 Tbsp
orange zest chopped finely
1
large egg, beaten with a little water
20
blanched almonds
coarse sugar crystals to dust

Step-By-Step

1Sift together the flour, spices, sugar and baking powder into a bowl.
2Mix with a fork to blend thoroughly then add the eggs, honey and orange peel. Stir well and bring together as a soft dough.
3Turn onto a floured work surface then roll the dough out to about 12mm thick (flour your rolling pin to make this easier). Cut into squares with a pastry cutter then transfer to a lightly-greased non-stick baking tray.
4Brush each one with the egg wash then scatter the sugar crystals on top. Place almonds on top.
5Transfer the biscuits to an oven pre-heated to 170°C and bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a wire rack to cool before storing in an air-tight tin.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Eastern European
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #russian, #Cookies