Tuesday, December 25, 2018

TWD - Alsatian Christmas Bread

Merry Christmas! For the last Tuesday with Dorie this year, our recipe is Alsation Christmas Bread.  It is not bread in the traditional sense, but rather is comprised of dried fruits, nuts and almond meal.  It is also known as "baerewecke", meaning "pear bread".

As its name suggests, dried pears are an important element of the dried fruits.  I used some glace pears that I had bought at a French festival. There are also prunes, dried apricots, dried figs and sultanas.  These are joined by chopped walnuts, black pepper, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, ginger and cardamom.

The result is not pretty, but if you are a fan of dried fruit, it is utterly delicious.  the spices make the Alsatian Christmas bread perfect for the holiday season.

To see what everyone else made this week, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

May your Christmas be blessed.


  1. This one looks hard to photograph. I skipped this one. Merry Christmas.

  2. That is a delicious sounding combination of ingredients. Glad you liked it. Happy new Year!

  3. yes, i liked it a lot, too. i still have some left and find myself unwrapping and snacking on it often. happy new year!


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