Preparation info
  • Makes


    tiny biscuits
    • Difficulty


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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

Both pepernoten (spiced nuts) and the kruidnoten on the next page are so-called strooigoed (tossing goods): sweet treats distributed at festivals by either Saint Nicholas, Sintegreef or other characters – tossed into the crowd for children to catch and collect in their sweets bag.

Pepernoten are small cakes made of taai-taai dough, which translates to ‘chewy-chewy’. The dough is very tough and the baked