Vaution de Verviers

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large tart
    • Difficulty


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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

The vaution or vôtion in Wallonia is a sugar tart from Verviers. It is basically a huge cinnamon bun, but instead of rolling the layered pastry, the pastry is stacked. Linguists think the name comes from vôte, which means ‘pancake’ in Walloon: five discs of enriched yeast dough are stacked, with sugar, cinnamon and butter between them to create a syrup that seeps through the dough. Vaution is related to the tart au sucre, but it