Ingredients:● 1 small glass of cognac● 1 teaspoon of ground cloves● 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon● 1 cup of fresh orange juice● 2 teaspoon of grated orange rind● 2 teaspoons of sugar● 2 teaspoons of baking powder● 1 can of lager beer● 2 teacups of sunflower oil● 1 teacup of fine semolina● 1 kilo plain flour
For the coating● For the coating 1/2 kilo crushed walnuts mixed with sugarand cinnamon
For the syrup● 2 cups of sugar● 2 cups of runny honey● 2 cups of water.
MethodPlace all the main ingredients, except forthe flour and walnuts, in an electric mixerand blend until well mixed and smooth. Putthe mixture in a plastic ball and gentlyfold in the sifted flour until a dough-likeconsistency is achieved. Mould the doughinto oval shapes by hand, approx 6x3 cm.
Place on an oiled baking sheet and bake ina moderate oven 180C until light goldenbrown. Whilst the biscuits are cookingprepare the syrup by putting all theingredients in a saucepan and bring slowlyto simmering point. When the syrupbecomes thickened it is ready.When thebiscuits are ready, dip them one by oneinto the syrup until well coated.
Layer onto a dish,sprinkling each layer with agenerous handful of crushedwalnuts mixed with cinnamonand sugar.Continue layering and sprinklinguntil all the biscuits are piledonto the plate.