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Easter brioche from the Limousin


You’ll find these in bakeries in the Limousin around Palm Sunday and Easter; some are sweet, some not. The cornue has three horns and was originally a pagan fertility symbol, transformed by the Church into a symbol of the Trinity.

It’s also known as a cornuelle in Périgord.

Bread, pancakes, etc

Nouvelle Aquitaine

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Père Igor, GNU documention license