Question about Spiced Parsnip Cake

What is french four spice?

  • Posted by: skittle
  • November 6, 2011


hardlikearmour November 6, 2011
Here's a recipe for French Four Spice from epicurious: it's 1 T white pepper, 1 t ground ginger, 1 t ground nutmeg, and a rounded 1/4 t ground cloves.
SKK November 6, 2011
I just made HLA's Spiced Parsnip Cake to take to a Food52 gathering tonight. I asked this question of HLA because I found a recipe on Epicurious. Her response was just to make sure the white pepper was noticeable. It is an amazing recipe. Enjoy!
sdebrango November 6, 2011
I would do exactly that. It does sound really good, parsnips have a spicy bite and I can imagine how good this cake must be I also don't have the four spice blend will do the same.
skittle November 6, 2011
So if I don't have this blend, I suppose I could just do equal parts of all 4? It's a tiny amount....
It does look good and how unusual!
sdebrango November 6, 2011
I read the recipe and here is what hardlikearmour said it is:
French four spice (I used the Penzey's blend which contains white pepper, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves),

BTW, it sounds absolutely delicious. I am going to give it a try too!
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