Paulette’s Diestse kruidkoek

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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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Also known as Diestse cruydtcoeck, this is a pancake that is known in historical English cookbooks as a Tansy. This is because it uses the herb Tanacetum vulgare, or tansy. In Dutch the herb is called boerenwormkruid or reynvaert, as it was called when the great father of botany Rembert Dodoens wrote poetically about the cruydt and the custom of making egg cakes with it in his Cruydeboeck published in 1554.

Another recipe appeared as ‘Engels