Oost Vlaamse vlaai

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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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For 13 years I lived in East Flanders, where this East Flemish vlaai is traditional. In contrast to the vlaaien on previous pages it is not made in a crust, but in an earthenware dish. At our local market there was a trader who sold only these vlaai: the table was laid out with a yellow tablecloth, and large, traditional heavy earthenware vlaai dishes were lined up in three rows. You then bought a wedge by weight.

The baked vlaai is solid with a slight wobble, a sunken middle