Pryanik

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Pryanik (rus., ukr. пряник) refers to a range of traditional sweet baked goods in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and some neighbouring countries. Traditionally pryaniks are made from flour and honey. Some Russian-English dictionaries translate pryanik as gingerbread, but this is misleading, since ginger is an optional pryanik ingredient, unlike honey[1][2]. Sometimes sugar is used instead of honey. Related to pryanik is kovrizhka, a sweet pie that has similar ingredients.

The word pryanik is from Old Russian пьпьрянъ, an adjective from Old Russian пьпьрь 'pepper' which makes it etymologically similar or related to Ger. Pfefferkuchen. However, traditional pryaniki do not usually include pepper as ingredient.

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References

  1. ^ "Тульский пряник: рецепт приготовления". SYL.ru. 2015-02-12. Retrieved 2017-12-23. 
  2. ^ https://www.rbth.com/russian-kitchen/326182-tula-pryanik-honey-bread
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