Preparation info
  • Makes


    medium vollaard
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival baking from the heart of the Low Countries

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

As described in the previous pages, vollaard is the primary festive loaf of the Southern Netherlands, which is current Belgium. Its earliest appearance in print is as an ingredient for waffles in a cookery book printed in Antwerp in 1560. Recipes are rare because this loaf was always made by the bakery and never at home. Therefore it only appears once as a recipe in its own right in a practical bakery guide from 1898. This book is held in the museum of folklore in Bruges, and tells u