Quatre Epices Buttermilk Loaves

Donna Farley


This recipe comes from my niece, Tanya Monyihan who has a catering business called "Everything But The Guest". The secret to the phenomenal taste of this loaf is the Quarte Spices, a french spice combination.

"Quatre Epices" is a mix of white pepper, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and allspice(optional). You can find it in the store or seek a recipe on line.

This is a wonderful bread loaf you will truly enjoy.
Chose picture from google search will add one next time i make bread.


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20 Min
40 Min


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13-1/2 oz
all purpose flour (about 3 cups)
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
quatre epices (see notes)
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 c
candied ginger, finely chopped (optional)
2 c
3/4 c
butter, softened
1 tsp
3 large
1-1/3 c

How to Make Quatre Epices Buttermilk Loaves


  • 11. Preheat oven to 350°
  • 22. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through Ginger); stir with a whisk.
  • 3Place sugar, butter, and vanilla in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and blend well. Add ginger (optional)
  • 4Add flour mixture and buttermilk to sugar mix
  • 5Spoon batter into mIni loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 6Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pans. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 7OPTIONAL: The candied ginger is optional.
  • 8NOTES: "Quatre Epices" is a mix of white pepper, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and allspice(optional). You should be able to find it in the store. If not there are recipes for mixing on line. I get my spices from a small shop in Oakland California called Oaktown Spice Shop. Very, very reasonable prices.

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