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    beschuiten (see )
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Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival baking from the heart of the Low Countries

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

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Often called tweebak, meaning twice baked, these are not to be confused with the spongy cake the French and indeed Dutch-speaking people call ‘biscuit’, or biscuits in the English sense of the word. Beschuiten are twice-baked bread buns of the rusk family. The name comes from the Latin bis (twice) and coctus (cook), which gave the Italians the word biscotto and us the word biscuit. They are first baked as buns, then halved and baked until crisp. Some recip