I decided that I absolutely HAD to make pain d'épice - gingerbread! So I figured out how to make it myself in the teeny tiny cuisine de Cannes Cannes :-)
I've made gingerbread in France before, but I used honey because I couldn't figure out what molasses was called here, or where I could find it. This time, however, I went all out and consulted my good friend Google.fr. I found out that molasses is called mélasse in French and can be found in organic food stores, such as Naturalia. Check out my find:
I used a recipe that I found on the Allrecipes website - it's super easy and the gingerbread came out délicieux! Check out the link here - merci Charles! The mélasse from Naturalia worked perfectly. I made the gingerbread in muffin form because it's easier to take to work in the morning - I'm all about easy. I also added apples and dried cranberries for some added kick. We've already eaten three just tonight - it's totally Copain's fault.
Happy baking - they taste amazing hot out of the oven with a glass of cold milk - just like when you're five. Bon appétit!