Thursday, 16 February 2012

Prianiki

Russian ginger breads (Prianiki).
Recipe (here in Russian):
  • Rye flour- 2.5 cups
  • Honey - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Zest of half orange
  • Vodka - 1/3 cup (well, in the original recipe they mention pure alcohol, that one, which is 90%vol and transparent)
  • Cinnamon powder  - 1/2 tea spoon
  • Clove - 1/2 tea spoon
  • Nutmeg - 1/2 tea spoon
  • Pepper - 1/2 tea spoon

Boil honey, cool, stir in spices, orange zest, mix well with spatula, gradually add sugar, alcohol, flour, and when the mass has cooled, knead the dough.

After this process the dough, folding and stretching it till it turn white. Leave for half an hour, then cut into round cakes of 1 cm (half inch) thickness and bake on a floured baking sheet for about 15 minutes in mid temperatures.



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