Gingerbread Spice Recipe
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In this article, I will show you my gingerbread spice recipe. It’s quick and easy and you’ll have a great supply for many occasions.
Did you know? The traditional spice mixture for gingerbread symbolises the praise of God.
The three elements earth, air and water as well as the trinity earth, heaven and hell are supposed to be reflected in the spice mixture.
The most common spices for this mixture are: Cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice/clove pepper, coriander, aniseed, ginger and fennel.
Why make it yourself? Because it smells wonderful and the freshly ground spices simply have more aroma.
In the article, you will learn tips for the preparation and use of Christmas spices.
Not only Christmas biscuits are happy 🙂 about the loving seasoning with freshly ground spices. It’s worth reading on! Have fun!
Table of Contents
1. Prepare Spice for Gingerbread yourself
The art of spice preparation needs to be learned and practised!
I know of two ways of preparing spices:
- Grind the ingredients in a mortar for a very long and strenuous time and then pass them through a fine sieve.
- First crush the ingredients in a mortar and then grind them finely in a spice grinder or coffee/grain mill.
I have tried both variants and am fine with the mortar and modern electric appliance combo.
Preparing the spice mix yourself conjures up Christmas aromas in your bakery and the taste is simply stronger.!Tip from cook Thomas Sixt
2. Recipe Gingerbread Spice
Here are the step-by-step instructions with photos and video. You can send me a cooking question directly via the comment function!
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Simple and clear instructions for the preparation of gingerbread spice.
|30||g||cinnamon (I use cylon cinnamon)|
|12||pc||cloves (as a whole)|
|5||g||cardamom (I use spice powder)|
|4||g||nutmeg (as a whole)|
|5||g||Allspice (as a whole)|
|3||g||Coriander (I use spice powder)|
|3||g||anis (as a whole)|
Weigh the spices and have them ready.
Crush the spices in a mortar and then grind them using a coffee grinder.
Optionally, you can pound the spices in the mortar for a long time and then pass them through a fine sieve.
The remains in the sieve are suitable as an infusion for a spicy tea.
Empty the spice into a tin and store with a lid.
3. Calories and Nutritional Values
4. For which Dishes you can use Gingerbread Spice
The spice is not only good for gingerbread but a real kitchen miracle. I have summarised some ideas for you in the table.
|Gingerbread||Was clear 🙂 or?|
|Sauces with red wine||Gently season to taste, goes well with beef and game meat|
|Pickle with red wine||For pickling beef and game.|
|Stuffings of duck and goose||Gently season the filling to taste.|
|Desserts and chocolate||Mousse au Chocolat, Creme Brulee, usw.|
|Cake||Complement chocolate cake with the angel food spice!|
So that we don’t get stuck in the table, here are some very concrete ideas right away:
- Use some spice in the filling of the roasted goose.
- Refine the German sauerbraten sauce with some of this spice.
- Boef a la mode and the beloved roulade get a Christmas finish.
- You can also use this spice mixture for refining boeuf bourguignon.
- The apple strudel becomes with this spice christmaslike.
- The chocolate creme or the vegane mousse au chocolat.
- Christmassy cold dog chocolate cake: Combine speculoos and season the chocolate.
- Give your brownie a touch of spice and enjoy Christmas chocolate cake.
Try the spice mix for sauces and desserts. Season carefully and enjoy the wonderful flavours!Tip from cook Thomas Sixt
5. More Matching Ideas
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