Christmas in Alsace is unthinkable without Bredele (literally “little breads” in Alsatian), those melt-in-your-mouth, savour-the-flavour little biscuits that make pre-Christmas weight-watching so difficult to keep up. They are made to an infinite variety of different recipes, often handed down from generation to generation of baking mothers and daughters, and consist mainly of ground nuts and coconut, eggs, spices, chocolate, flour and sugar. We are fortunate indeed to have in our Church a proven mistress of the art of Bredele baking, Anny Samuels. And she will be happy to share the secret of perfect Bredele baking with all those interested – for a good cause, bien entendu. The Bredele then baked by afficionados on three Saturdays in November and December will be on sale after church in the coffee room on Sundays 11th and 18th December. The proceeds will go to help the charitable projects our Church supports.
All are welcome to join in ! Baking Bredele is a wonderful way to be creative and see the results of one’s labours, enjoy good company and have a good laugh.
The Grand Bredele Countdown:
Saturday 19 November Introduction to Bredele baking chez Anny Samuels, 13 rue de Landsberg, 67100 Strasbourg
Saturday 26 November Baking Bredele chez Irène Neuschwander, 17 rue Ste. Marguerite, 67201 Eckbolsheim
Saturday 3 December Baking Bredele chez Rev. Christine Bloomfield, 28 rue Principale, 67270 Kienheim
Saturday 10 December Baking Bredele chez Anny Samuels, 13 rue de Landsberg, 67100 Strasbourg
Sale of Bredele:
Sundays 11 and 18 December after church in coffee room after Sunday Eucharist, Église des Dominicains,