It’s the holiday season and I love the spicy smell of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves throughout the house. Here’s an easy French recipe for gingerbread, meant for the Chicken with Gingerbread Crust and Mustard recipe. Double it so you have a delicious bread, great for snacks.
200 grams (7/8 cup) honey
90 mls (3/8 cup) of warm milk
100 grams (1/3 cup) melted butter
250 grams (1 1/8 cups) flour
2 teaspoon baking soda
50 grams (1/4 cup) brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
½ teaspoon each of the following 4 spices: ginger, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg. Mix together before adding to batter.
Optional: ½ teaspoon aniseed
Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a standard rectangular loaf pan
- Pour honey into the warm milk
- Add the melted butter, flour and mix energentically
- Add the baking soda, brown sugar, vanilla, egg and salt. The aniseed should also be added at this step.
- Add the spices
- Cook for 30 to 35 minutes at 180 degrees. To test if the cake is cooked, run a clean hot skewer through the centre of the cake; if the cake is done, the skewer will come out clean and smooth.