Pryanik is a flour confection, baked from special pryanik dough with addition of honey or sugar with spices. For taste there are often nuts, candied fruits, raisins, fruit or berry jam can also be added. In its appearance, the pryanik is most often a slightly rectangular plate, rectangular, round or oval in shape, with an inscription or a simple drawing that is usually made on the upper part, and often with a layer of sugar-coated confectionery applied on top.
Historically, the pryanik is a symbol of the holiday in Russia, because its ingredients were not cheap for the everyday consumption.
Although the origin of pryanik is not Russia, since the XV century pryanik has become an integral part of Russian national culture and is different from gingerbread, known in the West. So different, in fact, that you will probably be very surprised by the taste of the Russian pryanik, although there are many flavors to choose from and some of them are closer to the western gingerbreads than the other.
Even though the pryanik was the symbol of the holiday in the past due to its cost, now everybody can have pryanik as their tea drinking sweet and the selection is wide. For you we have decided to present the “usual pryaniks”, which a lot of citizens of Russia are consuming almost every day, and the most famous Tula pryanik, which can be an ideal gift from Russia to your colleagues or the loved ones. Buy Russian pryanik for your tea party or buy the world’s famous Tula pryanik as a sweet gift.