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Berliner Brot, Berliner Bread


A very special  Christmas treat. 
Bake well in advance to improve it's flavour, as it will keep for a few weeks. Wrap in foil or store in an airtight container and keep in a cool place.

150g ( 51/2oz) unsalted butter, soft
200g ( 7oz ) brown sugar
250g ( 9oz ) flour
250g  ( 9oz ) cocoa
2 eggs
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1 pinch of ground cloves
1 pinch of salt
250g ( 9oz ) whole hazelnuts
milk to brush on

  1. cream the butter and sugar together

  2. mix in the flour, cocoa, eggs, spices and the pinch of salt

  3. knead well and add the nuts

  4. roll out onto a greased baking tray

  5. brush with milk and place into a preheated oven at 200C for 20-25 minutes

  6. when a little cooler cut into small portions and store in an airtight container

The longer you store them the better they will taste.

Bon Appétit