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Gingerbread - Speculoos

A gingerbread mix that will make you fall back to childhood! Find all the special flavours of the most famous Christmas cake thanks to this mixture! Ideal also for your homemade speculoos. My most beautiful mix for pastries, planters and arranged rums

Association in cooking : Crumbles, Plants, Rums, Jams, Brown sugar, Crème brûlée.

Composition: cinnamon, ginger, anise, coriander, clove, star anise.

Packaging : 40g fresh sachet

"Coup de Foudre Garanti - Speculoos with sweet and spicy flavours"

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  • What is my gingerbread spice mix?

    The gingerbread mix is ideal to give taste to your sweet preparations, savoury dishes, planters and arranged rums.

    The taste of gingerbread is often associated with Christmas. It is true that it is particularly used in culinary preparations for the festive season! But do you really know the history of gingerbread? Do you know how original it is possible to use the composition of flavors that I propose to you?

    Whether it is a mixture of spices for speculoos, the gingerbread recipe or the seasoning of gourmet savoury dishes, discover all the possibilities of these flavours.

    Ingredients of the special gingerbread mixture

    I designed the spice mixture from 6 ingredients whose combined flavours bring strength and freshness at the same time. You will find in your preparation /

    • cinnamon
    • ginger
    • aniseed
    • coriander
    • clove
    • star anise (or star anise)

    Why these ingredients? To bring warmth with cinnamon and clove, pep with ginger and freshness with coriander, anise and star anise.

    David Vanille's choice: I have chosen to offer you this blend for its perfectly balanced composition that can be used in all types of recipes, sweet or savoury.


    The origins of gingerbread

    Our current gingerbread would have as a distant ancestor the "Mi-Kong", a Chinese bread from the 10th century. But the origin of gingerbread also dates back to ancient Egypt and ancient Greece! It was then a honey-fried bread that accompanied travellers.

    And so it was by road that gingerbread made its entry into the West, as far as Germany and then Alsace where it is still today the anchor point for this gingerbread from the East.

    The cities of Dijon and Reims are also famous for their attachment to this recipe. Previously called "pain d'espessez", the appellation "pain d'épices" (gingerbread) is said to have originated around 1530.

    In 2010, the recipe for this age-old cake was included in UNESCO's list of intangible heritage.

    The town of Gertwiller in Alsace is home to a museum dedicated to gingerbread and its history.

    The story of the gingerbread man: Gingerbread

    You've certainly already crossed the gingerbread man! He is a star of the Christmas holidays in a large part of the world. He can be seen in family kitchens, pastry and shop windows, in supermarkets, but also in films and fairy tales. In fact, it first appeared in a children's story in 1875 in the United States. It shows the little "gingerbread" coming to life and running away from the oven of an old lady who chases after it! There will be many adventures that will lead you to your mouth..

    Benefits of the ingredients in this spice blend

    The spices in this blend bring an exceptional taste to your preparations to delight the taste buds of your guests. But did you know that these are not just simple aromas? These spices also have health-giving characteristics. That's why they are frequently used to make the "sportsman's cake" thanks to their properties :

    • Cinnamon is a great anti-infective agent
    • Ginger and coriander that stimulate and give energy
    • Anise and star anise to aid digestion
    • Clove and its anti-inflammatory action

    How to use these gingerbread spices in cooking?

    The mixture I propose will be used to make traditional gingerbread, speculoos and nonnettes, but you can also use it to enhance other recipes.

    Mixed with brown sugar, you can give flavour to your pancakes, pancakes, fruit compotes and dessert creams. Give a special flavour to your fruit pies and tarts.

    To spice up your hot drinks, don't hesitate to use it as an infusion in your black tea, mulled wine, eggnog or cocoa.

    If you like sweet and savoury recipes, try preparing a spiced pork roast or beef stew.

    Have you ever tested it on a slice of foie gras with its onion confit? It's magical!

    My gingerbread recipe

    Do you feel like making a gourmet gingerbread ? Here is my personal gingerbread recipe:


    • 180g of flour
    • 150g of honey
    • 60g of butter
    • 1 to 2 teaspoons of David Vanilla gingerbread gingerbread gum
    • 7g bicarbonate of soda
    • 70g of milk
    • 60g brown sugar


    1. Mix the milk and honey over very low heat
    2. Add the melted butter
    3. Stir in the flour, gingerbread mixture and baking soda
    4. Bake for about 1 hour at 160 degrees in a suitable pan.

    To make a success of its home-made speculoos

    My tip for successful speculoos: prepare your brown sugar and spices a few days in advance so that the sugar can soak up the aromas. Use this preparation in your usual recipe, which will now have a different flavour.

    Our recipe ideas with my special gingerbread spices

    The starter :Foie gras with spices

    Your foie gras will have a completely different flavor if you sprinkle it with a pinch of these spices. Accompanied by your homemade gingerbread and a few pink berries, success is guaranteed.

    The dish : Filet mignon in a spice crust

    An original recipe to please your table? Try the filet mignon in gingerbread crust! Wrap your meat in breadcrumbs with gingerbread before putting it in the oven.

    Dessert: Old-fashioned Baked Apples

    Simple baked apples will go wonderfully with your gingerbread, speculoos or gingerbread! David Vanille's advice: for gourmet Christmas gifts, remember to offer our nicely presented gingerbread mix!

    How do I store my gingerbread mix?

    To store your gingerbread and speculoos spice mix, preferably use a tin container that will protect it from humidity and light to keep its fragrances longer.

  • Find our recipe ideas with "Gingerbread - Speculoos"

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    Magalie O. published the 27/07/2020 following an order made on 14/07/2020


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    Gerard P. published the 03/07/2020 following an order made on 20/06/2020


    je n'ai pas encore essayé; Affaire à suivre!

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    Grégory M. published the 30/06/2020 following an order made on 15/06/2020


    Super mélange, beaucoup de gouts.

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    Finesse et force d'un mélange pour mOn pain d'épices

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