When Petra bake Jodekager last year, I realized that it has been ages since I bake the very similar Brune Kager. I couldn’t find my old recipe and so I read different swedish recipes to reconstruct it according to my memory. It is a kind of gingerbread which is made with a light syrup. And as I read the labeling of this light syrup in the supermarket some weeks ago and learned that is just made of glucose and invert syrup, I went directly for my homemade Invert syrup instead. This knowledge is really useful as I have always invert syrup in the pantry for making ice cream!
The Brune Kager made with Invert syrup turned out as good as I had them in my memory: thin, crisp and so delicious!
- 120g brown sugar
- 60g Light syrup or homemade Invert syrup
- 125g Butter
- 3g Salt
- 250g flour Type 405
- 1,5 Tsp. Cinnamon
- 0,5 Tsp. grounded ginger
- 0,5 Tsp. Allspice
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 3g Potash (potassium carbonate)
- 60g almonds
- 25g sliced almonds
Warm Butter with sugar and syrup until the butter melted and the sugar dissolved. Mix flour with potash, spices and almonds and stir in the butter-syrup mixture. Knead to a homogenous dough and form to a roll of 6 cm diameter. Wrap the roll and cool for 1 hour in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 180°C
In the meantime slice into 2mm slices and place them on a paper lined baking tray.
Bake at 180°C for about 7-8 min.