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The term Wähe (which derives from the dialect in the regions of Basel, Zurich, Baden and Alsace) refers to a flat cake typical of the Swiss and Alemannic cuisine. A Wähe is prepared basically with short pastry - also known in German as "Kuchenteig" - and a topping of either fruits, vegetables or cheese. Wähen are sometimes prepared with yeast dough and occasionally with puff pastry. A Wähe is made with a mixture of milk (or cream) and eggs, and it rises to become thick and yellow when baked. The fruits or vegetables are baked together with the Wähe. The preparation is thus very similar to that of the French Quiche or Tarte.