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Souvenir Pryanik (Spice Cake) from Veliky Novgorod
Working hours:
09:30 - 18:00
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

5, Sennaya Square, Veliky Novgorod

+7 (816 2) 77 30 74, +7 905 290 86 86

58.52039600, 31.26971700
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Pryanik is a Russian version of gingerbread although it rarely includes ginger. It is a confectionery baked using a special dough, which is achieved by combining a large amount of sugar, honey and spices.

From ancient times the people of Novgorod were famous for their skill in making spice cakes.

The first spice cakes were made on the Novgorod land in the 9th century. They had always been considered a festive delicacy because of the high price of its ingredients. Making pryaniki became a respected craft. Pryanishniki – spice cake makers – stood out among other bakers as an elite group. The unique traditions of printed spice cakes production have been preserved in Veliky Novgorod up to this day.

Every single spice cake is 100% handmade! They are produced at NovgorodKhleb factory (bread-baking complex of Veliky Novgorod).

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