Pain d'Epices Alsacienne
or Raisin and Almond Yeast Cake
Gingerbread is an integral part of the Alsatian tradition and is a popular Christmas treat in Alsace. Gingerbread comes in many different sizes, shapes (heart, star or man), and it can be soft or crispy, with hazelnuts or almonds.
Pain d'Epices Alsacienne and Wine
In Alsace during the cold season and holidays Pain d'Epices is served with Vin Chaud, which is hot mulled wine prepared from white or red wine with spices and citrus zest.
It can also be served with a cup of tea or coffee for a mid-afternoon snack.