This German-style nut pastry will surely delight you. Nussgebäck can be found in almost every bakery in Germany. It is a really popular and delicious dessert.
The whole recipe takes almost two hours, but most of the time it just takes the dough to rise. While waiting, you have time to cook some other tasty dishes. Perfect plan for Saturday morning, right?
Mostly I like to enjoy this delicious German dessert on the weekend. Whether at the beginning of the day, for lunch or in the evening with a cup of coffee, you can enjoy nussgebäck at any time.
What nuts to use for a Nussgebäck?
The best is a combination of hazelnuts and almonds (although almonds are technically not nuts). Before adding the almonds to the filling, you can gently toast them in a pan. If you only have ground nuts, skip this step.
After preparing the dough and filling, shape the dough into a rectangle and spread the filling over the surface. Then start rolling until you create a nice roll, from which you then cut approximately four centimeters pieces.
Before letting the already cut pieces rise again for at least 15 minutes, it is necessary to give each piece a typical shape. Take some longer dull object that you push along the center of each Nussgebäck.
A chopstick, which has just the right thickness, will serve perfectly. You can gently sprinkle flour over the chopstick so that the dough does not stick to it.
Finally, just give each piece a nice egg wash (combine one yolk with a little bit of milk) and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. When they are finished, glaze them with the mixture of powdered sugar and milk, let them cool down and enjoy the best nut pastry you have ever eaten!Print