And what is Gingerbread? It turns out that this word is a diminutive of the word "kolob" (a rolled-up lump, dumpling made of unleavened dough). The gingerbread man is a purely Russian product, the emergence of which was accidental. The bun was the remnants of a different flour (wheat, oat, corn), everything in the house was. Variety of flour, different cross-section of the grinding provided the product excellent taste. This was, among peasants, the reason for the creation of fabulous stories about the gingerbread man. As for the ancient recipe of the gingerbread man, the "paintings of the Royal dishes", created in Moscow in 1610-1613 g, referred to the dish "Kolob", consisting of 3 blades of flour, semolina, 25 eggs, and 3 grivenka fat govharaga. My balls, of course, not up to Royal, and they are prepared steamed, not baked. But I think you'll like them.
Prepare the dough. To do this, take corn flour and semolina.
Cereals and flour combine. And knead with hot water, first with spoon and then hands. The amount of water depends on the quality of flour. The finer the grind, the less water. Add some water gradually to make stiff dough.
Nettle and sort out my under running water. It is such a beautiful and "biting". During spring, when the body is weakened, nettle essential. She has a rich chemical composition and the abundance of antioxidants: vitamin C, A, B1, B2.
Slightly dried nettles to be cut. Finely chop is not necessary, we'll Wake up to a simmer.
In a saucepan with a thick bottom pour oil and stew the nettles on a slow fire, under cover, until soft. Add salt to taste. And the aroma in the kitchen will be awesome.
Cut the onion. Only green feathers.
To ready, slightly cooled down the nettles, add the onion. The stuffing is ready.
Roll the dough sausage and cut into equal pieces. I got 16 PCs.
Now from a test sculpt of lilies. A favorite pastime of all small family members.
Water lilies fill the stuffing and close. The thinner dough and more toppings, the better the bun.
Roll our balls. If the dough cracks in places, it is wetted with warm water and align.
Put on the grill steamer and cook for 20-25 min.
Here they are yellow delicious, fragrant and very useful.
Children can decorate a bun with vegetables. "Kolobok, Kolobok, I will eat you..."
Russian folk tales are the most kind, intelligent and, of course, soul!