If you want to buy German Gingerbread spice mix, you need to be fast during Fall: It is often sold out long before Christmas. But why worry about it, you can just make it yourself!
German Gingerbread Spice is easily mixed together, you might need a little patience though when getting the ingredients. I have all the spices I need because most of them also went into my Oktoberfest recipes for White Sausage and Livercheese. Those recipes of cause are very different from gingerbreads or any other kind of cookies but yet they share some ingredients.
I live in Houston and it is a very diverse city that has a lot of groceries that serves people from other countries. Finding an Indian spice shop is easy for me and they always have everything I need at a very low price. If you live in a less diverse area, you might need to order some of these spices online.
The recipe for Gingerbread Spice is a little modified by me: I additionally use a little bit of star anise and also some dried orange peel. You can leave it out or use different amounts. This applies to all the spices in this recipe. I would suggest that you try the standard recipe first and see how you like the taste of your gingerbread. Then make notes which spices you would like to increase or decrease for the next time you make a batch of a gingerbread spice mix.
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German Gingerbread Spice Mix
- 35 g Cinnamon (Ceylon Cinnamon recommended)
- 9 Cloves
- 2 g Allspice, ground
- 1 g Nutmeg, ground
- 2 g Cardamon, ground
- 2 g Coriander, ground
- 2 g Ginger, ground
- 1 g Mace, ground
- 2 star spikes Star Anise (optional)
- 1-2 tsp. Orange Zest, dried (optional)
- The spices that are not ground need to be ground in a coffee grinder or clean pepper mill.
- Just mix these three spices together and there you have your German Gingerbread Spice!
- Use 15 g of this Gingerbread Spice Mix for a recipe with 500g flour.