The sweet recipes of Vaud taste deliciously of childhood and precious times spent with your family. The expertise of making them has been passed down from one generation to the next. Find these traditional recipes in our pages and treat your sweet-toothed friends!
There are numerous recipes for beignets des Brandons (sweet fritters), Bricelets Vaudois (wafer biscuits), Gâteau du Vully or Salée au Sucre (a flat cream cake). In fact, there are as many ways of making them as there are families in Vaud! These pages contain the simplest and most authentic recipes, so you can recreate the true taste of our region in your own kitchen.
You can, of course, make these treats whenever you like, even if some of them are closely linked to a particular season or festivity. For example, Beignets des Brandons are traditionally made by families in the northern part of Vaud as winter nears its end and a festival approach that is similar to the carnival of other Swiss regions and elsewhere in the world.
Apart from the Bricelets, these recipes need no special equipment or ingredients, just good local products and a pinch of self-indulgence!