A 13th Century Christmas Treat

A 13th Century Christmas Treat

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With a European history dating back to 1296 and taking inspiration from ancient Greek and Egyptian honey cakes, these spiced cakes/flat breads have become synonymous with German Christmas celebrations. Baked by monks in Franconia in the 13th century, these delicate little cakes celebrate all things spice.

There are many variations on this recipe using a variety of different spices, nuts and fruits but we've opted for a simple classic from Mitzie Wilson for Sainsbury's Magazine.

Ooey Gooey Yummy Scrummy...

Ooey Gooey Yummy Scrummy...

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