Preparation info
  • Makes


    large letters letter and 1 Christmas wreath
    • Difficulty


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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

Banketletter is a letter made out of pastry and filled with almond paste. It is a traditional treat for Saint Nicholas celebrations and usually sold in easy-toshape letters such as O, I, M or – my favourite and very apt for the festivities – the letter S. The reason these letters are made for Saint Nicholas is because making bread or biscuits in the shape of letters always had an educational function, and Saint Nicholas is a children