|More festive version.|
Piernik covered with chocolate, walnuts
and maraschino cherries.
Every year she sends me a gingerbread spice mix - "Przyprawa do piernika".
I love the aroma of gingerbread filling the house...
Polish name "piernik" comes from peppery spices that create this incredible, full of aromas cake.
2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, 1/2 tsp allspice and 1/2 tsp ground cloves.
Many traditional Polish recipes for piernik call for honey. If desired, add 2 Tbsp of honey to the recipe below (optional).
(source: "Przyprawa do piernika" by Gellwe)
1 cup=250 ml
3 cups flour,
120 g butter (a little more than a stick),
1 1/4 cup sugar,
4 Tbsp plum/black currant jam,
3 tsp cocoa,
gingerbread spice mix ("Przyprawa do piernika") or your own mix (see above),
1 cup milk,
1 tsp baking soda,
1/2 cup chopped walnuts coated in flour (I mixed in approx. 2 tsp of flour)
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat baking pan with a cooking spray and a little bit of flour.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan and let it cool.
- Mix eggs and sugar. Add milk, cocoa, flour, baking soda and gingerbread spice mix. Stir in jam.
- Add melted butter and stir well.
- Coat walnuts in flour, add to prepared batter and stir.
- Pour batter into a baking pan and bake for 60 minutes.
- Decorate with melted chocolate and nuts, if desired.
|Piernik in a loaf pan. Traditional shape. Own source.|