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Tatarata… it comes my Angels’ Eyes recipe. A fanfare for a wonderful hussar doughnut recipe, which is easy to bake.
Advent, Advent the baking time for cookies is finally here and with it heavenly messengers like the angels’ eyes. A tender shortbread, which shines through its currant jelly filling like the eyes of the children at the Christmas presents.
Angels’ eyes are a shining attraction on the Christmas cookie platter!
Honestly, I am so fond of these fine biscuits that I often bake them to the family for coffee in summer. You don’t have to explicitly agree to these cookies, these cookies are round, beautiful and delicious – I don’t care about the seasons!
Ah, I see you have already agreed, well then we go quickly into your kitchen and make great cookies.
I wish you much joy and good success in baking!
1. Angels Eyes – the Preparation
Hussar doughnuts, as they are also called in Austria, are a round pastry. It is prepared with ground almonds in the dough and decorated in the middle with currant jelly.
I prepare the dough first. The short pastry contains ground almonds and vanilla. Grated almonds give the dough a special taste and unmistakable structure, vanilla gives it a fine aroma.
The filling of the dough takes place after baking. The rum jelly blob is applied in the middle. The fruity note makes these biscuits exciting.
The red dots on the cookie look like shiny red gems – the new cookie currency is here 🙂
2. Variants for Baking and Filling
We have here a shortcrust pastry preparation. My recipe for you is without eggs. Some recipes also have 1 or 2 egg yolks as an ingredient.
You can also use jam instead of jelly. That makes little difference in taste, but I think jelly is finer. Instead of currant jelly you could use raspberry jelly. Then the taste will change slightly!
I prefer to use fresh vanilla sticks and scrape out the vanilla pulp for the dough. This results in a particularly exquisite aroma. However, vanilla beans are quite expensive. A cheap variant is the finished vanilla sugar. That works just as well.
The filling is filled in some recipes before baking. I present you in my version, the filling after baking.
3. Angels Eyes Storage
The delicious hussar doughnuts become particularly tasty after a week of storage – if they still exist 😉
I strongly recommend a closed container for biscuit storage. But the biscuits will only get in when they have cooled down completely and the jelly fillings have lowered slightly.
4. This Way to the Recipe!
I’m sure you’re ready to go and I also want: Let’s finally bake! My step by step instructions will help you to get the perfect baking result.
OTHER LANGUAGES: German