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Hanka Mezovská

Liptovská Teplička 549

Hanka Mezovska is producing Medovnicky-Honey cookies. Honey cookies aren’t a tradition in Liptovska Teplicka. Mrs. Mezovska started to make honey cookies on her own about ten years ago and now her 17-year-old daughter and even her youngest 6 years old daughter Victoria are making and decorating them. They enjoy helping their mother and are on hand whenever she decides to make them. She makes Honey cookies for family members and for happiness of all and now for five years she makes them as well for the annual parent’s ball in Liptovska Teplicka and for different village occasions.

Her advice for potential Honey cookie makers is to try many recipes and chose the one you like the best and also spice it up to your liking.

Hanka’s honey cookies recipe:

˝  kilo of pre sifted flour
250 grams of icing sugar
2 whole eggs
2 tablespoons of honey
˝ teaspoon of baking soda
˝ teaspoon of all spice
˝ teaspoon of anise
˝ teaspoon of cinnamon

Last three ingredients may be substituted by honey cookies spice mix, available in Slovakia (pernikove korenie).

1 tablespoon of dark rum
65 grams of margarine

Sift flour and sugar and mix together all dry ingredients

In water bath (fill one pot with water and place smaller pot into it so it sits in water on the edge of the other pot on its handles) put margarine, eggs, rum, and honey into the smaller pot and mix together until melted.

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Empty the mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together until you have smooth dough. Put the mixture into a dish and cover it with saran wrap and leave in the fridge over night.

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Next day, butter and cover with flour baking pan and preheat the oven to medium heat. Roll out the dough to about a quarter inch thickness and cut out with cookie forms making different shapes. Place cookies on the buttered and floured sheet and bake until golden. When you take the cookies out of the oven, brush them with beaten egg while they are still hot. After they cool off you can start decorating them to your liking. Mrs. Mezovska decorates her cookies with mixture of pre sifted icing sugar and egg white mixed together with lemon juice. She then puts the mixture into a plastic bag and makes pinhole in one of the corners and stars decorating them. Results you see on the pictures.


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Published in the Slovak Heritage Live newsletter Volume 4, No. 4, Winter 1996
Copyright © Vladimir Linder 1996 
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