Roe called pastries made from rye or wheat flour, which had in ancient times, a ritual purpose.Roe - a kind of gingerbread, they traditionally baked for the Christmas holidays, usually a few days after Christmas.Roe Baking has always been a mystery.Recipes Roe each family were different, they were carefully preserved and passed from generation to generation.
traditional ritual roe represented figures baked goats, cows, sheep, deer and other livestock. ducks, chickens and geese are also often portrayed in such baking.Baking dough figurines of animals and birds, people asked the forces of nature to protect their livestock from disease and pestilence.
Gingerbread-Roe often became talismans for barns and houses, gave them to relatives, as well as coming to the house of Christmas Carols.Girls at Christmas gifts to Roe guys. believed that if Roe bake and entertain them for a Man, during the year, be sure to marry.
dark rye flour in the old days was the main ingredient for the preparation of
You will need:
- 5 Art.sugar (1 tbsp. of icing and 4 tbsp. for the test);
- 2,5 Art.water (1.5 v. - to the dough, 1 tbsp. - in the glaze);
- 3 eggs;
- 5 egg yolks (for the test);
- 2 egg whites (for glaze);
- 0,5 h. Liter.salt;
- 2 hours. L.soda;
- 2-3 Art.l.spices for the test (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, ground cloves in proportions to your taste);
- 2 drops of vinegar in the glaze;
- 1,5-1,8 kg of flour.
Arkhangelsk Roe: traditional recipe
1. Melt over low heat 2 cups of sugar.For this best used tolstodonnuyu dishes.
2. Do not remove from heat melted sugar, very small portions gently pour it 1.5 cups of boiling water.Pouring boiling water into sugar, do not lean over the crockery is too low, so as not to get burned by steam.Stir constantly with a wooden spoon sugar mass to the state of homogeneity.
3. Add 2 cups of sugar, stirring slowly without stopping mass spoon.
4. Remove the sugar syrup from the heat and add 400g of margarine and stir. Mass should not be uniform - Dissolve the margarine will float over the syrup.Pour all into a deep pan and put to cool.
5. Beat 5 egg yolks and 3 eggs.
6. Pour the egg mass in ostuzhennoy sugar syrup and margarine, add salt, baking soda and spices mixture for the test.
7. Knead the dough gently and gradually podsypaya in weight of wheat flour.You should not confuse the fact that much dough sticks to your hands.Currently, it becomes more elastic, like plasticine.But to add extra flour for kneading step is not necessary - too hard roe are obtained.
8. Roe on this recipe - business not fast as finished dough should be to insist in a cool place for at least 12 hours. can withstand the day.
9. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 0.5-0.7 cm. With the help of ready-made or homemade cardboard template, cut the figures out of it.
10. Roe Bake at 180-200 ° C until ready.
11. Prepare glaze for Roe.To do this, carefully whisk 2 protein.Boil syrup 1 cup sugar and 1 cup of water, remove from heat, cool slightly and pour it into proteins.Beat the frosting with a mixer for 10-15 minutes, then add 2 drops of vinegar.
12. Decorate ready spicy cookies icing, if necessary, adding a food coloring.
Enjoy your tea!
Variations modeling Roe prescription
Roe decided to do in the form of animals
Birds - a favorite subject Roe, who did in thePomorie
Roe can be done in different ways: the traditional withdrawable Roe
Ritual volume Roe.Required attribute of Roe - branched horn
(they are connected with the idea of fertility and abundance)