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Chocolate gingerbread

  • Nutrition Facts
  • Calories: 375
  • Protein: 5.9
  • Fats: 4.7
  • Carbohydrates: 75
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    If you are planning to have a tea party with your household or with your girlfriends, then we advise you to cook homemade cakes, namely chocolate and vanilla gingerbread. Such a product made from flour, sugar and butter is the best option! There are several ways to bake delicious and mouth-watering gingerbread, and our variation is using vanilla and cocoa powder. Cooking such pastries is not difficult, and will not take you much time. From kitchen utensils, you should prepare a capacious bowl for mixing ingredients, a fork and baking paper. The subtleties of kneading dough for chocolate gingerbread are described in the preparation technology.

    History of making gingerbread

    If you plunge into culinary history, you can learn from it that the first mention of gingerbread dates back to the 9th century! It was in Kievan Rus that gingerbread first appeared, which in those distant times was called honey bread, because honey was the main product for this pastry. At that time, rye flour was used for gingerbread. Gingerbread was then made for all strata of society: both for the poor and for the wealthy. Gingerbread was even credited with healing properties. And to this day, gingerbread is considered, perhaps, one of the most sought-after and popular sweets for tea drinking.


    • Butter - 50 g
    • Sugar - 100 g
    • Chicken egg - 2 pieces
    • Cocoa powder - 1.5 teaspoons
    • Soda - 0.5 teaspoon
    • Vanillin - 1 g
    • Wheat flour - 230 g

    Making homemade chocolate biscuits is very easy. We offer you a simple variation that requires only butter, chicken eggs, flour, sugar, vanillin, cocoa and soda.

    Technology for making chocolate gingerbread:

    1. We get acquainted with the necessary products and put the ingredients in the right quantity on the working surface of the kitchen table. Please note that the oil must be in a softened state, so it is better to get it from the cold in advance.

      Ingredients for chocolate and vanilla gingerbread.

    2. We transport the softened butter into a convenient capacious cup.

      Put the softened butter in a cup.

    3. Pour the declared amount of granulated sugar to the butter.

      Add sugar to the butter.

    4. Now the entered ingredients need to be ground. For this process, it is more convenient to use a regular fork. This is such a sweet oily mass that should eventually turn out.

      Grind butter with sugar.

    5. In the resulting mass of sugar and butter, add one and a half teaspoons of chocolate powder (meaning cocoa powder). At the same culinary step, we introduce vanillin.

      Add cocoa powder and vanillin.

    6. The turn has come to chicken eggs. We break them into a die with the rest of the ingredients.

      We break two chicken eggs.

    7. We just have to add wheat flour. By the way, add soda along with flour.

      Add flour and soda.

    8. The dough for chocolate and vanilla gingerbread is ready!

      Dough for chocolate gingerbread.

    9. To bake homemade chocolate gingerbread, turn on the oven and set its temperature settings to 180 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. We form gingerbread cookies from chocolate dough: just pinch off a small piece from the dough and roll it into a ball in the palms of our hands. About 9-12 pieces come out of this amount of ingredients. If the chocolate dough starts to stick to your palms, moisten them with a little water.

      We spread the gingerbread on a baking sheet, which we then put in the oven.

    10. Bake chocolate gingerbread with vanilla flavor for about 25 minutes.

      Bake chocolate gingerbread for 25 minutes.

    11. This is how chocolate gingerbreads are obtained, the recipe of which we advised you.

      Chocolate and vanilla gingerbread.

    Variations of making chocolate gingerbread

    Today, recipes for homemade chocolate gingerbread can be easily found on the culinary expanses of the network. Our recipe is just one of the variations. Honey is often added to gingerbread dough. You can diversify the composition with ground or crushed nuts (peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts). In addition, you can add culinary food poppy seeds to the dough. The taste of gingerbread with additional sweet spices will noticeably change.

    The benefits of the dish

    Gingerbread is loved by both adults and small sweet tooth. Since this homemade cake is quite high in calories, you won’t eat a lot of gingerbread. So, a chocolate gingerbread has about 366 kcal per 100 g. But remember that gingerbread is a source of carbohydrates that are simply necessary for our body, which needs energy (especially for small fidget children). Of course, one should also point out the fact that homemade gingerbread does not contain dyes and other food additives that are used by manufacturers of this popular sweet.

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