Brenich (also known as Springerle) is a type of German cookie with an embossed design made by pressing a mold onto rolled dough and allowing the impression to dry before baking. The individual cookies are cut apart after the dough has been baked. Old-timers used the last joint of a duck wing to butter the board, in place of a pastry brush. Old Brenich boards are prized heirlooms in some Volga German families. (from Sei Unser Gast "Be Our Guest", page 156, Published by the AHSGR North Star Chapter, 1996).
Last updated April 23, 2016.