Tuesday, 2 October 2012


When I eat ginger bread (Pain d'épices), the only thing that comes to my mind is the Gingerbread Man Story.  Let me share this video with you.  The recipe below is adapted from Les Moulins de la Concorde Ltée.

Wet ingredients
200 g honey
100 g liquid milk
100 g butter
50 g brown sugar
1 egg
Zest of 1 orange
Dry ingredients
200 g self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon powdered cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon powdered clove
1/2 teaspoon powdered nutmeg
2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Method (Two-bowl Method)

1.  Sift the dry ingredients together. Grease and line a tin; Sprinkle with some brown sugar.

2.  Combine the honey, milk, butter and brown sugar.  Heat the mixture stirring from time to time until the butter has melted.

3.  Allow the mixture to cool then beat in the egg and orange zest.

4.  Using a large balloon whisk, gently mix in the dry ingredients until combined.  Do not over-mix or you will toughen the final product.

5.  Pour in prepared tin (I used a 12 cm x 18 cm rectangular tin but normally a loaf pan should be used).  Bake at 180°C for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

6.  Allow to cool on a cooling rack before cutting.



  1. I Love your gingerbread.It looks like the pain d'épices de gascogne.

    1. Really.... Thanks for the comment.... going onto your profile to check the goodies...


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