It is again there the Christmas season, instead of the usual pastries or cakes I have baked today times something from the East Frisian country. East Frisian spice rolls are just right for Advent to really get us in the mood for Christmas. When from the oven the spicy scents float through the house what better. The special thing about the spice rolls is that they are baked in a muffin tin.
The ingredients for 12 pieces:
175 g soft butter or margarine
100 g xylitol
1 ¹/² TSP. Stevia sprinkle sweetener (one teaspoon is equivalent to 50g stevia, non-diabetics can use 175g sugar here)
3 eggs size M
150 g whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder (starch-free)
100 g ground almonds
¹/² vial bitter almond oil (or ¹/² tsp.)
¼ tsp ground cloves
Grated zest of one lemon (please use organic quality here, as all others are squeezed).
Preheat the oven to 175° C top/bottom heat.
Beat the eggs, sugar and butter until fluffy. Mix the flour with the baking powder and the almonds and stir into the egg mixture. Then stir in the baking aroma, the clove powder and the grated zirconia peel. Pour the batter into a greased, floured muffin tin.
Bake at 175° C top/bottom heat for about 30 minutes.
Then let cool on a cooling rack.
As an extra tip:
If you want, you can coat these rolls (muffins) with a glaze (mix 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar with a few drops of rum or lemon juice) and sprinkle with sugar reduced chocolate shavings, a homemade chocolate glaze also tastes good.