Gingerbread: the essential ingredients for a successful recipe
Gingerbread ... The name alone conjures up many heartwarming memories filled with sweetness and warmth.
Often consumed as the holiday season approaches, the recipe for gingerbread has changed over the years depending on the spices, whether we like it or not, and the region.
Should we put honey? What are the spices to use for successful gingerbread? A lot of questions are jostling, especially when you want to know the real recipe …
Sambavanilla, takes you back in time and gives you all the information about this delicious sweet dish.
The history of gingerbread
The gingerbread, which has the shape of an elongated cake, over the years has been declined in figurines: animals, characters or even religious subjects, for example, Saint-Nicolas. Known to all, it is a delicacy that has made many people talk about it, notably Jules Michelet, great French historians of the 19th century.
Did you know? Native to Asian countries, more specifically Egypt and Greece, gingerbread is a honey cake embellished with several spices that we will see together in part two. It was during the Crusades in the 12th-13th centuries that Europeans in turn discovered and got to know this bread of honey and oriental spices.
Now let's get down to business, the ones why you are here! What are the essential spices for a successful gingerbread?
As mentioned above, gingerbread is a collection of oriental spices.
Here is what you will need to make your gingerbread spice blend:
- Star anise
- Cloves (powder also possible)
- Coriander seeds
- Green anise
- Ginger powder
- Grated nutmeg
Sure, there are quite a few spices, but it promises to rediscover the taste of authentic gingerbread.
Many people use 5-spice blends available at supermarkets, but when you're looking for old-fashioned flavor, we don't recommend it!
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Sambavanilla, your online spice shop
At Sambavanilla, we are committed to providing you with the very best in spices for your gingerbread. With our experience and our know-how, we are always looking for perfection and quality in the products we have.
Our goal? To offer you quality ingredients and products. Above all, for our vanilla beans, we have established relationships of trust with producers chosen rigorously according to their manufacturing method and the quality of their products.
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