St. Nicholas' Day - December 6
Also known as cougnole in certain regions or bread of Jesus, cougnou is a Viennese pastry typical of Belgium consumed during the periods of Saint Nicholas and Christmas. It is a brioche bread whose shape is reminiscent of the child Jesus swaddled. Raisins or chocolate chips are sometimes added to the dough, accompanied by grains of sugar.
The pâté gaumais is a pie made from dough raised and baked. It is stuffed with noble pieces of pork, marinated in wine, or vinegar, with spices and herbs, according to the methods used in Gaume (Belgian Lorraine). This meat pie is typical of the regions; all butchers and bakers make it every year on December 26th.
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