Štramberk Ears

Štramberk Ears (Štramberské uši) is a confectionery product from gingerbread dough in the shape of a cone, which remotely resembles the ear (the origin of the rumors about the Tartar campaign). They are traditionally cooked in the Moravian town of Štramberk and its surroundings (east Moravia).


  • 500 g plain flour
  • 300 g of powdered sugar
  • 80 g of honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tablespoon cocoa
  • lemon peel of half a lemon
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 pieces of cloves
  • 1/4 pack anise
  • a pinch of star anise
  • a pinch of fennel

Preparation process:

Ground the spices and mix it with sugar, cocoa, lemon peel and flour. Add the liquid honey and beaten eggs. Knead the dough, place in a plastic bag and let rest in the refrigerator until the next day. On the second day, roll out the dough thinly and cut circles or ovals with a diameter of 8-10 cm. Place them on a greased and coarse flour spilled sheet. Bake in a moderately hot oven, and when the edges are pale pink, very quickly remove them from the plate. Immediately still hot squeeze ends together to the shape of the ear or cone and place in small glasses, to keep the shape and have cooled down. Cooled Ears store into a box. They are hard, but in about five days become soft.

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