Recipe: Bolus

Every baker in Zeeland sells the Zeeland bolus pastry. It is a rolled up twist of white bread dough, coated in brown sugar. Sweet and sticky, the stickier the better. You can eat them just as they are, but with a clot of Zeeland butter on top, they’re even nicer. Remember: leave your fingers on your hand. Think cinnamon roll, the Zeeland way.


(makes about 10 pieces):

  • Dough
  • 500 grams flour
  • 15 grams granulated sugar
  • 0.5 egg
  • 10 grams salt
  • 50 grams fresh yeast
  • 215 ml water
  • 50 ml milk
  • 25 grams butter
  • Sugar mix
  • 250 grams dark brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons of ground cinnamon