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Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a traditional dessert of the French cuisine, it is traditionally prepared during Christmas holiday. It’s a mixture of honey and spices, it can be eaten as a dessert enriching it with a sweet frosting, or eaten for breakfast or even with cheeses and cold cuts as an appetizer.

Ingredients for 8 people:

100 g (3.53 oz) of butter
100 ml (3.54 fl oz) of honey
100 g (3.53 oz) of cane sugar
1 egg
150 ml (5.30 fl oz) of milk
2 clove (spice)
200 g (7.06 oz) of flour (all purpose)
1 tablespoon of baking soda
One orange peel
1 and 12 teaspoons of dried ginger
1 and 12 teaspoons of cinnamon
40 g (1.41 oz) of ground toasted almonds

Bring the milk to a boil, add the cloves (spice) and leave to infuse for 5 minutes (pic. 1).
Put the butter, honey and sugar in a saucepan (2) and melt over a gentle heat (3).

Sift the flour and baking soda in a bowl (4), add the lightly beaten egg (5). Combine the mixture of honey, sugar and butter, also add the almonds and milk (6).

Then add the spices and the grated orange peel.
Pour the mixture into a plum cake mould covered with baking paper (7), let it sit for about ten minutes and bake in preheated oven to 170°C (338°F) for about 30 minutes (8-9).