Breton Spice Cake
Breton Sweet Spiced Bread.
In the north of France, not only the Christmas season is a time for baking. All year round, the Sisters of the Trappist monastery of Campénéac bake these moist loaves consisting of 30% honey and a careful blend of spices. This typical rural pastry simply cannot be compared to honey cakes mass-produced elsewhere.
At the entrance of the Forest of Brocéliande (Brécilien in Breton), you can start a journey to fantastic places. The tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table played out in the forest, and with a little bit of luck, you can visit the mysterious burial place of his tutor, Merlin, the magician. On the outskirts of this enchanting landscape, you find the Trappist monastery of Campénéac (Kempenieg in Breton), where the stuff of legends is made: in the form of Breton cakes and pastries and sweet treats.
A place that once inspired romance and bravery is now the cloister bakery. Nuns in ordinary, everyday clothes are working hard in the unromantic atmosphere of an austere workspace. The workplace is modern and complies with regulations, technical equipment and manual work are both playing their part in the production process. These are typical aspects of cloister work today.
Notes and ingredients:
30% honey, wheat flour, milk, sugar, rye flour, modified butter, eggs, spices (aniseed, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, star anise, clove), raising agent: sodium bicarbonate.
Note on Allergens:
Contains milk, eggs, and cereals containing gluten. May contain traces of mustard, soya and sesame and edible nuts.
Origin or Provenance:
Responsible Food Business Operator:
Ateliers de l'Abbaye
|Nutritional values per||100 g|
|Calorific value||1292 kJ / 306 kcal|
|hereof saturated fatty acids||3,3 g|
|hereof sugar||35,5 g|
|Dietary fibres||1,9 g|
Article Number 84166
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