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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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‘Bruges eights’ are small sugary krakelingen shaped like the number eight, which is an old pretzel shape and the shape of eternity. A chef at the court of Maria van Bourgondië is said to have invented them when she grew tired of tarts and wanted something different … or so the legend claims.

Amand Deman, a baker, and his wife Stefanie Vervarcke set up shop in the Braambergstraat 20 in Bruges in 1880. They baked mostly bread,