Pain à la grecque

Preparation info
  • Makes

    18 pieces

    • Difficulty


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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

Pain à la grecque is linked to the founding of the Augustijnenklooster (Augustinian monastery) in Brussels in 1589. It was a significant moment, as the Netherlands had gone through the Reformation, and the founding of this cloister was part of the revival of Catholicism in the region. The monks taught lessons in their cloister, acted as firefighters to the community and, according to legend, on feast days they also baked biscuits with leftover bread dough and sugar and handed