Piernik Sandwiches

We’ve just had a Polish guy start at work, so I thought I’d go Polish for this week’s work treats. Piernik is a Polish gingerbread cake, and I’m going to bake some individual ones in our new sandwich tin. I’m using the recipe from BBC Good Food, but halving the recipe so hopefully I’ll get just enough batter for 12 sandwich cakes:

  • 70g unsalted butter
  • 150g clear honey
  • 50g light brown sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 3 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 2 medium eggs

Mix the dry ingredients together. Melt the butter, honey & sugar on the hob (stove top), then let it cool. Once cooled gently whisk in the eggs, then fold in the dry ingredients.

Into the oil-sprayed tin, and cook at 160C fan for… well the double-sized single cake takes 50 minutes. I’ll start checking after 15 minutes and take out once a toothpick comes out mostly dry.

Let cool in the tin for 15 minutes before taking out and cooling fully on a rack.

For the filling I’m just doing plum jam, as chocolate toppings are hard to get into work on my bike without sticking to everything!


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