Spice-cakes in Russia

   Do you like spice-cakes? (Пряник «pryanik» in Russian)

   The first spice-cake in Russia was called "honey bread" around the 9th century, they were a mixture of rye flour with honey and berry juice, and honey in them made up almost half of all other ingredients.

   Later, forest herbs and roots were added to "honey bread", and in the 12th-13th centuries, when exotic spices brought from India and the Middle East began to appear in Russia, the gingerbread got its name and almost completely took shape in the delicacy that we know ...

   According to the method of preparation, spice-cakes are divided into 3 types: printed, cut and molded. Printed - the most common, made using a special board.