Pryaniki are a type of Russian gingerbread, which are popular around Christmas and New Year. They are made with a variety of different spices, including ginger, cinnamon and cloves.


-250g self-raising flour
-1 tsp ground ginger
-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
-1/4 tsp ground cloves
-100g butter
-100g dark brown sugar
-2 eggs
-6 tbsp honey
-zest of 1 lemon


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.

2. Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon and cloves into a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, honey and lemon zest.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

5. Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto baking sheets lined with baking parchment and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

Potential changes & improvements

-You could add other spices to the gingerbread, such as nutmeg or allspice.
-If you want a more lemony flavour, you could add the zest of an additional lemon.
-Instead of using dark brown sugar, you could use light brown sugar or caster sugar.

What other food it works well with

Pryaniki go well with a cup of tea or coffee.

Common Mistakes

-One common mistake when making pryaniki is to use too much flour, which will make them dense and dry. Make sure to measure the flour correctly.
-Another mistake is to not cream the butter and sugar together properly, which will result in a less smooth texture.

Nutritional Information


Pryaniki contain gluten, eggs and dairy.

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