Sweet recipes

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!


Savoury recipes

Light snacks or full meals, for lunch-time or evening, as a starter or a main course: the savoury recipes of Vaud are as varied as the local products they are made from! Look through our selection and give your guests a treat with dishes full of flavour and Vaudois tradition!

Whether an easy recipe or something more complex, a winter dish or a summer salad, our suggestions will satisfy your every desire! The star of Vaudois dishes, “papet” is eaten in winter. It is a leek and potato hotpot, accompanied by the unique cabbage sausage, easy to make and appreciated by everybody. When the weather is cold, you can warm up quickly with a good soup made from fish from the lake or nettles, both also easy recipes.
When the fine weather returns, you can feast on a dandelion salad to mark the arrival of spring. Cheese fans accompany their salad vegetables with a Tomme Vaudoise fried in breadcrumbs, delicious at any time of year. With good ingredients, nothing is easier to make than these light dishes!
With a little more skill, one can tackle the traditional recipes for Malakoff (a cheese fritter on bread) or Gâteau du Vully (made with cream, bacon and cumin). Enjoy your meal!


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