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Gibassier – A French Breakfast Treat

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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GibassierGibassier (pronounced zhee bah see ay) is a much loved French breakfast bread that originated in Provence, France.  It features orange and anise seed and has a particular shape to replicate the fleur de lis. Anise is a flavor that is as much disliked as it is liked.  So if you are not a fan, simply omit it.  I was intrigued by this bread when one of my readers asked me about incorporating the butter into the dough.  This is a variation of the recipes I found on the web and the one that was sent to me. Continue reading