Recently I was asked to demonstrate how to make the Uzbek cookies that I blogged about last month (read about it here). Because the pattern can be easily lost during baking, I’ve been trying it with different cookie recipes and the one I shared in that post is one of my favorites. I used it for these video tutorials.
Here is the first video, with special thanks to Prince Freckles of Tatarrax, for his guest appearance.
The second video shows how I paint the cookies, using Sugarprism.
I made the cookies using pistachio flour, but you can substitute almond or pecan flour, and flavor it with any extract of your choice. Once you add all the ingredients, you might have to add a little more flour (like I mentioned in the video) because depending on the size of your egg and the moisture of your flours, the dough might require a little extra.
I hope you find the tutorials useful. I need to learn my way better, paying more attention to centering the image and also avoid banging the holder of the cell phone with my arm. But I had a lot of fun making the videos and might do others in the future…
Some of my friends have been asking me to make a little video on Springerle painting. So I finally did one, using a stand for my cell phone and a little hyperventilation. If you need a recipe for the dough, check my recent post on the subject with a click here. All luster dust I use for the cookies are from ohsugarart.com.
I hope the video gives you a general idea of the whole process. I used a small, simple cookie to demonstrate the technique, but of course the exact same approach is used for larger cookies. The colors dry very quickly and you can move from one to the next without any need to wait, which is not the case with Royal Icing, unless you are doing wet-on-wet. When I am painting a series of cookies, I like to pick one color and use it on several of them, clean the brush and change to another color. That streamlines the whole thing.