Knecht Ruprecht is a companion of St. Nicholas in German folklore. Tradition says that he comes to the houses on St. Nicholas day and asks the children if they know how to pray. If they can, they get apples, nuts, gingerbread. Cake Knecht Ruprecht from German cuisine.
RUB the eggs with sugar until the formation of stable foam.
Grind almonds and spices. Add to the eggs slowly flour and spices. Add lemon zest, orange and almonds.
Knead the dough. Leave the dough to infuse overnight ( I had enough patience for 4 hours). Bake at 180 g for 20-25 minutes. If desired, you can cover with chocolate glaze. More to my liking had more without the glaze. The aroma during baking lured the children out of the rooms. Very fragrant pastries! In the original it is a cake, but for me it is more usual in the form of cookies. It turns out very tasty and fragrant.