Piernik Staropolski: Polish Gingerbread Cake

Piernik Staropolski

PL: Piernik Staropolski

Piernik Polish Gingerbread Cake recipe

Piernik Staropolski: Traditional Polish Gingerbread Cake

Polish name: Piernik

Course Dessert
Cuisine Polish
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting time 5 days
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12 servings


  • 4 cups flour All-purpose, 500g
  • 4 cups rye flour 500g
  • 3 tbsp butter 100g
  • 33.8 fl oz honey 1 litre
  • 6 eggs
  • 3.5 oz blanched almonds 100g
  • 3.5 oz candied orange peel 100g
  • 3.5 oz figs
  • 6 tbsp gingerbread spice 30g
  • 4 tsp baking powder 20g
  • 2 tbsp sugar 30g
  • 3.5 tbsp alcohol 50ml; vodka


  1. Sprinkle the sugar in an even layer in a heavy-bottomed frying pan. Pour 2 tablespoons of water over the sugar and melt the sugar. Stir the caramel over low heat until smooth.

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