Typical Ghent sweet pastry
©Stad Gent - Dienst Toerisme
During the Patershol festivities in August, the 'ironed' version of this regional bread is traditionally sold. The 'mastel' is cut in half, spread with butter and sprinkled with brown sugar, placed between two pieces of aluminium foil and is then quite literally ironed. This gives the bread its flat shape and caramelises the sugar.
For a long time this sweet delicacy was only available during the Patershol festivities, but you can find them throughout the year at the locations below: