Gingerbread in Russia: From Tula Pryanik To Kovrizhka Recipe

Snacks and desserts are foods that have a lot of fans. Sweetness and other additional flavors that are in snacks and desserts will certainly be liked by many people. You must have at least one of your favorite desserts or snacks, isn’t it?

As we already know, there are so many types of desserts and snacks. Each country certainly has their own characteristics in making delicious snacks and desserts and have a look that can increase appetite. That is why there are several types of snacks and desserts that are famous even outside of their home country.

Similarly, with Russia. There are many types of snacks and desserts that are famous there. One of them is gingerbread. To add information for you about this Russian gingerbread, let’s see about gingerbread in Russia: from Tula Pryanik to Kovrizhka recipe.

There are many types of snacks and desserts that we can enjoy when visiting a country. Dessert and snacks that start from sweet to have more than one taste. All that we can adjust to each of our preferences. Because not all like the same level of sweetness in snacks and desserts they enjoy, right?

Russia also has a lot of popular desserts and snacks. One of those is gingerbread. There are several kinds of gingerbread in Russia, including Tula Pryanik and Kovrizhka. I think, there are still many of you who don’t know about it yet and there are those who know it but don’t know the recipe for making both.

Maybe there are some of you who don’t know about Tula Pryanik and Kovrizhka as well as how to make both types of food. For this reason, this article will discuss gingerbread in Russia: from Tula Pryanik to Kovrizhka recipe.

  • About Tula Pryanik

Tula Pryanik is a very famous Russian gingerbread. It is still included in the kind of famous Russian Pryanik. This gingerbread comes from the city of Tula. Usually this gingerbread is rectangular, but there are also other forms. Tula Pryanik has been made in the city of Tula since the 17th century.

Currently, you can enjoy the traditional version of Tula Pryanik and the modern version of Tula Pryanik. The difference is in the bread filling in Tula Pryanik itself. The modern version of Tula Pryanik usually contains jam or condensed milk, while the traditional version contains honey or sugar. Both of them have good taste.

  • Recipe for Making Tula Pryanik

There are many recipes for making Tula Pryanik that you can find on the internet for your guide in cooking at home. This is one of the easy Tula Pryanik recipes. The ingredients that you must prepare are:

  1. 525 gr flour
  2. 150 gr of butter
  3. 100 gr brown sugar
  4. 3/4 cup honey
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  7. Spices mix

Spices mix consisting of:

  1. 1 tsp nutmeg
  2. 1 tsp cardamom
  3. 1 tsp ginger
  4. 1 tsp cinnamon
  5. walnuts

While the steps you should do to make Tula Pryanik are:

  1. First, preheat the oven to 200˚C
  2. Mix the eggs with the sugar until blended
  3. Heat the butter and honey in a saucepan on low heat. After mixing, turn off the heat and allow it to cool
  4. Mix the sugar egg mixture with a mixture of butter and honey. Mix well
  5. Add spice ingredients. Mix well
  6. Cut, roll and shape the dough up to 0.5-0.7 mm width. Then bake in the oven around 15 minutes until cooked.

And your Tula Pryanik is ready to be served. You can add with jam or something else according to your preference.

  • About Kovrizhka

Kovrizhka is another gingerbread that is also famous in Russia. This is a version of gingerbread (Pryanik) whose size is much larger than gingerbread in general. Kovrizhka is the same as gingerbread in general, which gets added flavor of spices in it.

The spice flavor in Kovrizhka will make this gingerbread taste even better and has its own flavor. Kovrizhka is one of the gingerbreads which contains little milk and eggs. The quality of the Kovrizhka made will depend on the ingredients used in making the mixture. Now you can also enjoy the classic (traditional) version of Kovrizhka and also the modern version of Kovrizhka, both are delicious.


  • Recipe for Making Kovrizhka

There are many recipes for making Kovrizhka that you can find on the internet for your guide in cooking at home. This is one of the easy Kovrizhka recipes. The ingredients that you must prepare are:

  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 1/2 cup sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 150 gr honey
  5. 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  6. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  7. 1/4 tsp cloves
  8. Almond as needed

While the steps you should do to make Kovrizhka are:

  1. First, preheat the oven at 180 ˚C
  2. Beat eggs and sugar together in a large bowl
  3. Add honey, spices, and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well
  4. Put the flour gradually
  5. Pour the mixture into a greasy cake tin
  6. Sprinkle the almonds on top of the cake mixture
  7. Bake the mixture in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes.

And Kovrizhka is ready to be served. You can also add glazing sugar on top of your Kovrizhka.

And maybe there are still some of all you need to know about gingerbread in Russia: from Tula Pryanik to Kovrizhka recipe that haven’t been listed above. I hope this article can really help you to find out all you need to know about gingerbread in Russia: from Tula Pryanik to Kovrizhka recipe. So, have you become interested in making your own Tula Pryanik and Kovrizhka at home?

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