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quatre epices buttermilk loaves

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Recipe by
Donna Farley
Willows, CA

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.

(1 rating)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For quatre epices buttermilk loaves

  • 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 lg
  • 1-1/3 c

How To Make quatre epices buttermilk loaves

  • 1
    1. Preheat oven to 350°
  • 2
    2. 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.
  • 3
    Place 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)
  • 4
    Add flour mixture and buttermilk to sugar mix
  • 5
    Spoon 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.
  • 6
    Cool in pans 10 minutes on a wire rack. Remove from pans. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 7
    OPTIONAL: The candied ginger is optional.
  • 8
    NOTES: "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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