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Pain d´épices de Reims (à l´ancienne)

Pain d´épices de Reims (à l´ancienne)
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Pain d'épices ("spice-bread"), sometimes loosely translated as gingerbread, is a French cake whose ingredients, according to the Dictionnaire de l'académie française (1694), are "rye flour, honey and spices" (today including aniseed but not traditionally ginger). According to Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, the commercial production of pain d'épices was a specialty of Reims, made to a recipe of a pastry-cook from Bourges, and given éclat by the taste for it of Charles VII, "King of Bourges" and his mistress Agnes Sorel. The honey used was the dark buckwheat honey of Brittany. In 1571 the Corporation of Spice-Bread Makers of Reims were chartered separately from the pastry-cooks; in 1596 the Parisian makers of pain d'épices were given their charter, too.

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Demetrius Chryssikos
Demetrius Chryssikos
... köstlich !!!
6 years ago.
Jacky
Jacky
Une des spécialités de ma région. Trés bon!
6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Jacky
Merci Jacky !!!!
6 years ago.
LuDoViC
LuDoViC
mmm trop bon !

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6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to LuDoViC
;-))
6 years ago.
Sylviane
Sylviane
un régal!
6 years ago.
Demetrius Chryssikos has replied to Sylviane
Merci Sylviane !!!
6 years ago.