Preparation info
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    taai-taai, depending on the size of the mould
    • Difficulty


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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

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Taai-taai translates as tough-tough or chewy-chewy, as these honey cakes are incredibly tough, though not as rock-hard as couque de Dinant. A bakery manual from the 1950s has five recipes, all with different ratios of honey, sugar and light and dark syrup. The dough is made in the traditional way, beginning with a mother dough of honey and rye flour, which is left to rest. The next day, or even weeks later, all the other ingredients – more fl