Spice biscuits

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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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This is a rather intriguing story: in some 17th-century still-life paintings a pastry can be spotted alongside letter biscuits and marzipans. It is pale, perhaps the size of a TimTam or Bourbon biscuit and thick like a tiny cushion, but sometimes it is in the shape of a letter or circle (look closely at the letter biscuits in the painting by