Dominosteine made Just like Oma
Dominosteine, aka domino stones, is that ONE treat I always bought as soon as the Christmas goodies were available at our local German deli.
Author: Quick-german-recipes/Photo credit to quick-german-recipes.com
- 1 cup honey
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 7 tbsp butter
- 3 cups flour, all-purpose
- 1 tsp Lebkuchen spice or pumpkin pie spice
- 3 tbsp cocoa
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp rum
- ¼ lb marzipan
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp rosewater or 1 tsp almond extract
- about 1 cup apricot jelly or orange marmalade
- 3½ ounces chocolate (dark or milk)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4 - 5 tbsp milk or water
- 1 tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 360°F. Grease rimmed cookie sheet (about 14" x 17")
- Heat honey, sugar, and butter in a saucepan until sugar and butter are melted, stirring constantly. Let cool.
- Mix flour, spice, cocoa, and baking powder together and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs with the rum. Add the cooled honey mixture. and mix. Slowly add in flour mixture and mix until smooth.
- Spread dough onto cookie sheet, approximately ½-inch thick. Smooth top.
- Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean.
- Let cool.
- Knead marzipan with ⅓ cup powdered sugar and rosewater or almond extract. If too soft, add a bit more powdered sugar.
- Roll out marzipan mixture between two layers of plastic wrap until it is the size of the cake.
- Cut the cake horizontally to make two layers. See hints below.
- Brush bottom layer with jelly or marmalade.
- Cover with marzipan.
- Brush jelly or marmalade over marzipan layer.
- Cover with top cake layer.
- Cut into 1-inch (approx.) squares.
- In a double-boiler, melt chocolate and mix with 1 cup powdered sugar, water or milk, and butter.
- Dip "Dominosteine" in chocolate and let set on cookie rack until chocolate has hardened.
- These dominos taste best after sitting several days in a well sealed container.