Preparation info
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    tiny biscuits: you can halve the recipe, but you will regret doing so as these are very good and eat like peanuts
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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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Kruidnoten (Pfeffernüsse in German) means spiced nuts: these are tiny brittle speculaas biscuits only a little larger than a hazelnut. At Saint Nicholas festivities these small biscuits are thrown into the crowd by Saint Nicholas’s helpers during the arrival parades, though in recent years, because of health concerns, only wrapped sweeties and mandarins (clementines) or oranges are thrown. Kruidnoten are now left on school desks, or in