Spiced cake – a regional German speciality
Looking for nice biscuits? Why not try our famous Aachener Kräuterprinten.
Yes, I know, hard to pronounce if you are not German. What is it? It is a flat, spiced cake, bit like ginger bread, with rock sugar pieces and spices. Which ones I do not know because every company has their own secret recipe. The ones we are selling come from a renowned German confectionery company of the town of Aachen.
This is also a treat to all those who are on a vegan diet!
Crispy baked, full of aroma through noble spices and rock sugar. The dough base is made of flour, water and sweeteners without the addition of fats of all kinds. The sweeteners used for the dough are mainly brown sugar, rock sugar and sugar beet syrup as well as honey. The spice mixture consists of cinnamon, anise, cloves, cardamom, real coriander, pimento, but also orangeade, where the percentage of the seasoning mixture is our secret. The term “printe” developed from the English “print” and the Dutch “prent”, a term also used in the Öcher Platt, and stands for “tool for pressing” or “pressed image” or “up-print”. The name refers to the use of artfully carved and printed wooden models into which the dough was inserted and pressed during the production of the then-created bread introduced in the 15th century. Only the prints produced in the city of Aachen from about 1820 onwards according to a new recipe are considered to be original Aachener Prints and are certified by the European Union as a product with a protected geographical indication.