Dark Rye & Honeycake: Festival Baking from Belgium, the Heart of the Low Countries by Regula Ysewijn

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  • Waffles with beer
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Dessert; Belgian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; low alcohol beer; all-purpose flour; instant dry yeast; egg yolks; pearl sugar
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  • Waffles (17th century)
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Dessert; Belgian
    • Ingredients: salted butter; milk; instant dry yeast; egg yolks; all-purpose flour
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  • Vlaamse wafel (now also known as Brussels waffles)
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Dessert; Belgian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; milk; eggs; all-purpose flour; instant dry yeast; ground cinnamon
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  • Brusselse wafel
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Dessert; New Year; Belgian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; milk; all-purpose flour; rice flour; ground cinnamon; eggs
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  • Luikse wafel
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Dessert; Snacks; Winter; Belgian
    • Ingredients: bread flour; Demerara sugar; instant dry yeast; ground cinnamon; runny honey; eggs; unsalted butter; pearl sugar
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  • Oublie
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; New Year; Belgian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; light brown sugar; eggs; ground cinnamon; ground aniseed; ground ginger; all-purpose flour
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  • Nieuwjaarsrolletjes
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; New Year; Belgian; Dutch
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; light brown sugar; eggs; ground cinnamon; ground aniseed; ground ginger; all-purpose flour
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  • Lukken
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; New Year; Belgian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; eggs; superfine sugar; Cognac; all-purpose flour
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    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Afternoon tea; Christmas; German
    • Ingredients: superfine sugar; unsalted butter; eggs; ground cinnamon; all-purpose flour
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  • Lacquemant
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Sauces for desserts; Afternoon tea; Snacks; Belgian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; bread flour; light brown superfine sugar; instant dried yeast; ground cinnamon; eggs; brown sugar; honey; orange blossom water
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  • Gaufre de Tournai
    • Categories: Frostings & fillings; Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Afternoon tea; New Year; Belgian
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; unsalted butter; instant dry yeast; eggs; confectioner's sugar; light brown sugar
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  • Stroopwafel
    • Categories: Cookies, biscuits & crackers; Frostings & fillings; Afternoon tea; Snacks; Belgian; Dutch
    • Ingredients: bread flour; unsalted butter; Demerara sugar; instant dry yeast; ground cinnamon; runny honey; eggs; superfine sugar; glucose syrup
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  • Savory sweet potato waffles
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Breakfast / brunch; Lunch; Belgian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: sweet potato; semi-firm cheese; bread flour; smoked paprika; ground cumin; eggs; flat-leaf parsley; chervil; platte kaas; dried bruschetta herbs
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  • Regula’s waffles
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Dessert; Children's parties; Cooking ahead; Belgian
    • Ingredients: unsalted butter; milk; eggs; superfine sugar; all-purpose flour
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Winter; Other holidays and feasts; Belgian
    • Ingredients: bread flour; instant dry yeast; milk; eggs; ground cinnamon
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  • Cougnou
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Winter; New Year; Belgian
    • Ingredients: bread flour; instant dry yeast; milk; eggs
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    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; New Year; Dutch
    • Ingredients: bread flour; instant dry yeast; eggs; lemons; lemon extract
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  • Pistolets
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Belgian
    • Ingredients: bread flour; instant dry yeast
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  • Kramiek
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Easter / Lent; New Year; Belgian
    • Ingredients: currants; rum; bread flour; instant dry yeast; eggs; egg yolks
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  • Craquelin
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Belgian
    • Ingredients: bread flour; instant dry yeast; eggs; egg yolks; pearl sugar; unsalted butter
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  • Gentse mastel
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Other holidays and feasts; Belgian
    • Ingredients: bread flour; ground cinnamon; instant dry yeast; eggs; milk
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  • Piot
    • Categories: Bread & buns, sweet; Afternoon tea; Other holidays and feasts; Belgian
    • Ingredients: raisins; bread flour; instant dry yeast; eggs; egg yolks
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  • Rogge verdommeke
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Belgian
    • Ingredients: raisins; whole-grain rye flour; bread flour; instant dry yeast
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  • Donker rogge
    • Categories: Bread & rolls, savory; Belgian
    • Ingredients: rye groats; appelstroop; whole-grain rye flour; rye bran
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  • Worstenbrood
    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Snacks; Other holidays and feasts; Belgian
    • Ingredients: bread flour; unsalted butter; instant dry yeast; eggs; ground pork; panko breadcrumbs; flat-leaf parsley; ground mace
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  • Speculaas cookies

    • hillsboroks on May 18, 2023

      These were very good and the dough was easy to work with. I let it chill overnight and then left it out to come close to room temperature. I rolled it out to 1/4 inch between two sheets of parchment paper. Then I marked them using a springerle rolling pin and cut them into squares. I chilled them in the freezer for 25 minutes and then baked them for 20 minutes. The cinnamon flavor is predominant and they cool to become quite crispy.

  • Savory sweet potato waffles

    • TinyCitiKitchen on August 18, 2023

      So pleased with these! I didn't know what to expect from the combination of sweet potatoes, spices, and cheese (I opted to use Gouda as the semi-firm cheese, thinking it felt appropriate). None of the individual flavors dominated. Instead, there was a harmonious savory taste that was simply satisfying. These are going into regular rotation. Prep Note 1: I microwaved the sweet potatoes (as I usually do when I just want one to eat) and they were fine. Prep Note 2: Using a healthy glop of batter, I ended up with 8 waffles (size was 2 per person for dinner). Serving Note: As I'm not big on soft dairy products, I chose to serve these without topping and they were lovely. I put the extras in the freezer for a week. I reheated in the toaster oven (on toast), which was perfect, and served them topped with some leftover Thai ginger chicken from the night before - an oddly wonderful new "chicken and waffles" combo that I would happily repeat.

  • Brusselse wafel

    • NasimB on September 17, 2023

      Taste was good , but the texture was not what I was looking for. It was heavy and doughy. Will try again with some baking powder

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  • ISBN 10 1922351814
  • ISBN 13 9781922351814
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Feb 02 2023
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 272
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Murdoch

Publishers Text

In Dark Rye & Honeycake, acclaimed food writer and historian Regula Ysewijn turns her focus to the bakes and culinary history of her Belgian homeland.

Known as an expert in British baking and culture, acclaimed food writer and historian Regula Ysewijn turns her attention to her native Belgium for an intimate look at the culinary traditions and classic baked goods—including classic Carnival and Renaissance treats, pastries, pies, biscuits, cakes, breads and, of course, waffles.

Dark Rye & Honeycake includes a lavish photo gallery of Belgian landmarks and landscapes, historical artifacts, and images of every recipe. Regula’s unique ability to capture the detail and beauty of Belgium in her recipes and photos provides readers with a breathtaking engaging, and personal account of food culture in Belgium.

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