Cinnamon Stars

Active time: 45 min
Total time: 1 h 30 min

Ingredients Cinnamon Stars

  • 400 g sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 500 g almonds
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3 egg whites, from medium eggs

Preparation

  1. Place 100 g sugar in mixing bowl and grind 15 sec/ speed 10 to icing sugar. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Place remaining 300 g sugar and cinnamon sticks in mixing bowl then grind 15 sec/ speed 10. Transfer to another bowl and set aside.
  3. Place almonds in mixing bowl and grind 15 sec/ speed 10.
  4. Add sugar-cinnamon mix and grind again 15 sec/ speed 10.
  5. Add honey and 2 egg whites then mix 10 sec/ speed 5. Transfer to a bowl and knead by hand, then set aside.
  6. Preheat oven to 150°C and line 3 baking trays with baking paper. Clean and dry mixing bowl.
  7. For the glaze, place 1 egg white and reserved icing sugar in mixing bowl then mix 3 min/ speed 3.5 until white and thick like a syrup.
  8. In several batches, roll dough out between 2 sheets of cling film to a thickness of 6-8 mm. With a star-shaped pastry cutter (3-4 cm) cut out 60 stars and place on prepared trays. Brush with glaze and bake one tray at a time for 12-14 minutes (150°C) (see tip).
  9. Transfer baked stars to a wire rack, being very careful as they are very soft while still hot. Leave to cool completely before serving or storing in a biscuit tin.
TIPS
· Instead of cinnamon sticks, 2 tsp ground cinnamon can be used.
· If you don’t have three baking trays, place cinnamon stars on baking paper cut to the size of a baking tray. Then you can easily slide it onto a baking tray once it is free.
· Cut out and glaze enough biscuits for 1 baking tray then whilst they are cooking prepare the next tray of biscuits.
UTENSILS Thermomix parts: measuring cup; Useful items: 3 baking trays and baking paper, pastry brush, pastry cutter, rolling pin, cling film, wire rack.
SERVING SIZE 60 pieces
DIFFICULTY medium
NUTRITIONAL LEVEL per 1 portion Energy 325 kJ / 77 kcal; Protein 2 g; Carb 7 g; Fat 4 g.
This recipe is from Vorwerk International.

Banana Yogurt with Biscuits and Orange Juice

Thermomix® time: 16 min

Ingredients  banana-yoghurt

  • 100 g biscuits
  • 2 bananas
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1000 g milk
  • 1 natural yogurt

 

Preparation

  1. Place biscuits into mixing bowl and grind 15 sec/ speed 10. Remove and reserve.
  2. Place bananas, sugar and orange juice into mixing bowl and grind 5 sec/ speed 7.
  3. Cook 8 min/ Varoma/ speed 2.
  4. Remove the bowl from the base and let it cool down.
  5. Add 500 g of milk and the reserved biscuits and mix 8 Sec/ Speed 7.
  6. Add the remaining milk and the yogurt.
  7. Search for the automatic natural yogurt recipe, and pass it along every step, until you reach the programming time. Turn the button to start the preparation of your yogurt and let it cook during 8 hours.
  8. Put in fresh properly sterilised jars and set aside in the cold.