The story of gingerbread goes back to the late 10th century AD when an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, introduced this delicacy to France.
You can make your own gingerbread spice mix. All you need is ground spices, preferably organic, and an airtight container to store the mix. If you decide to grind the spices all by yourself, make sure that they are well ground into a velvety powder.
~ Homemade Gingerbread Spice Mix ~
- 35 g cinnamon
- 9 g cloves
- 2 g allspice
- 2 g anis
- 1 g nutmeg
- 1 g mace
- 2 g coriander seeds
- 2 g cardamom
- 2 g dried ginger
- 1/2 g black pepper
- In a large bowl mix all the ground spies together.
- Transfer the mix into airtight container and store away from light in a in cool, dry space.
Spices do not store forever. They lose their potency and should be used as soon as possible. Gingerbread spice is a typical warming winter spice. You can add it into desserts, raw and baked, smoothies, or hot chocolate.
~ Gingerbread Smoothie ~
- 1 1/2 cup raw almond milk
- 2 ripe banana, chopped
- 1 Tbsp raw honey
- 1/2 Tbsp gingerbread spice
- pinch Celtic salt
- 2-3 ice cubes (optional)
- Whiz all the ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Pour smoothie into tall glasses and enjoy in good company.
In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique