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TypeSweet bread
Main ingredientsYeast-based bread, sugar, cinnamon

Suikerbrood ("Sugar bread"; West Frisian: sûkerbôle,[1] French: craquelin) is a yeast-based bread. It is a Frisian luxury version of white bread, with large lumps of sugar mixed in with the dough. It contains a significant amount of sugar, traditionally added as nib sugar, though sometimes sugar cubes are used.[2] While eaten throughout the Netherlands and Belgium,[3] it is especially associated with Friesland.[4] Suikerbrood is usually flavored with cinnamon[5] and sometimes with ginger.[1] Traditionally, a suikerbrood is given as a present to the parents after a baby's birth.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Sûkerbôle". Lekker Frysk. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Lesbrief Groep 5 en 6" (PDF). Akkerbouw. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  3. ^ Haegens, Noël. "Bread specialties from all over the world". Classofoods. Retrieved 18 October 2011.
  4. ^ Pays Bas. Michelin. 2011. p. 16. ISBN 978-2-06-715422-3.
  5. ^ Nelson, Nina (1987). The Netherlands. Batsford. p. 172. ISBN 978-0-7134-5170-2.
  6. ^ Ditzhuijzen, Jeannette van (7 August 2004). "Brood als cadeau bij geboorte". Trouw. Retrieved 18 October 2011.