Saturday, 14 December 2013

SAINT NICHOLAS’ PAIN D’ÉPICES








i-PAD VERSION
300g of strong honey – 200g of flour – 11g of baking powder – 50g of dark caster sugar – 40g of crème fraiche – 1 egg – a pinch of salt – 20 to 30g (it depends if you want it stronger or not) of 4 grounds spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves).

Pre-heat your oven to 180°.
In a bowl, mix the honey with the crème.
Add the flour, baking powder, egg, sugar, salt and the 4 spices Combine well.
Butter and line a cake tin.
Cook for 30 minutes.

22 comments:

  1. Hey Sixte, is it a cake or bread? I thin it is form of bread. Confused Jane

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    1. Hello Confused Jane. It is a cake. But the word "Pain" means "bread" as well. It is definitely something sweet...It is typical from France at Christmas...Best, Sixte

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  2. This is a great recipe. Perfect for Christmas. Nelly

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  3. What is a history of Saint Nicholas's pain d'épices, please? Harriet

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    1. Hello Harriet. Saint Nicholas is a bringer of gifts. Saint Nicholas originates primarily in Alsace, Nord-Pas-de-Calais (French Flanders), and in Lorraine, where he is patron. A little donkey carries baskets filled with children's gifts, biscuits and sweets: spiced gingerbread biscuits and mannala (a brioche shaped like the saint) are baked.Wikipedia. Best, Sixte

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  4. It does smell Christmassy. Great bake! Eleanor

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    1. Thank you very much Eleanor. Best, Sixte

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  5. This is an epic bake. Merry Christmas Sixtine. Sonia

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    1. Thank you so much Sonia. Merry Christmas to you as well...Best, Sixtine

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  6. Thank you Sixte for all your Christmas recipe. Have a good weekend. Hetty

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    1. You're welcome Hetty. Have a lovely week-end as well...Best, Sixte

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  7. Great cake! Brings Christmas spirit home. Thank you Sixte. Abbey

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  8. Sixte, This is Christmas tradition at its best. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Nadusha

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    1. Thank you very much Nadusha. Merry Christmas to you as well and your family. Best, Sixte

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  9. I like it....a lot. Merci. Nicole

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  10. Your recipes, Sixte, are full of tradition and suit the season well. Yvonne

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  11. Oh, Sixte, you were such a great help this year. God bless you and have a wonderful Christmas. Liz

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    1. Thank you so much Liz. I wish you a wonderful Christmas as well...Best, Sixte

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