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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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The recipe for hylickmaker (marriage maker), a honey cake, in Volmaakte Grondbeginselen der Keukenkunde from 1758, instructs to roll out the dough, which means it is a different kind of dough from the thick loaf peperkoek. The author also suggests making little balls with an adjustment of the recipe, which makes them into pepernoten, or to shape into theerandjes. Imagine my delight to fi