Banoffee cupcakes

Banoffee cupcakes

The first signs of spring are showing in the Netherlands! Sunshine all around, but the wind is still cold. Create these yummy banoffee cupcakes with banana, honey, cream cheese frosting and caramel syrup to taste the summer while enjoying the sun from behind the window. 

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

These simple flourless cookies are a real Dutch treat, even though they don’t have Dutch origin. Kokosmakronen are quick and easy to make, perfect for unexpected guests or last minute events. Ingredients yields approx. 10 coconut macaroons 4 egg whites 250gr shredded coconut 250gr sugar 50gr 

Pink Cakes

Pink Cakes

These lovely pink glazed cakes are well in time for Valentines day < 3 But delicious any time of the year. A roze koek (“pink cake”) is a typical Dutch pastry. It consists of a small flat cake with a layer of pink icing.  On 

Breakfast Cake

Breakfast Cake

  Originally called ‘peperkoek’, because most spices were called “pepper” back when they were first introduced in Europe. It is a kind of sweet bread that is used to sweeten and bind stews or to eat for breakfast, as the name implies. This recipe is part 

Dutch Apple Fritters

Dutch Apple Fritters

In my last post, about the Oliebollen, I told you about other Dutch delights that are sold at carnivals. One of these delicacies are Appelbeignets. Appelbeignets are apple slices covered in batter, deep fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar. The batter is traditionally made with 

Oliebollen (Dutch Donuts)

Oliebollen (Dutch Donuts)

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas with family and friends. Now it’s time to prepare for new years eve! Even on new years eve, the Dutch have a few traditional foods to enjoy. One of them are oliebollen, which literally translated into “oil 

Christmas Stollen

Christmas Stollen

Stollen is a fruit bread that is enjoyed round the time of Christmas and Easter. It symbolizes fertility and fortune and it originates from Germany. It is a rich buttery bread, much like a brioche, filled with raisins soaked in water or rum, almonds and 

Gingerbread-like Dutch biscuits, Pepernoten or Kruidnoten

Gingerbread-like Dutch biscuits, Pepernoten or Kruidnoten

Officially these would be “kruidnoten”, but pepernoten are also proper Dutch. Pepernoten used to be made with taai-taai dough, but have lost their popularity over the years. While kruidnoten are crunchy like speculaas, pepernoten are soft and chewy, like taai-taai. However, if a Dutch person speaks 

Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Apple turnovers are made with puff pastry. It’s like a little pouch of dough filled with apples, raisins and cinnamon. Today I give you the recipe for apple turnovers! Delicious, quick and easy to make, success guaranteed! Ingredients 8-10 sheets of puff pastry, 12x12cm 100 

Speculaas with Almond Paste

Speculaas with Almond Paste

Just like our lovely speculaas cookies, this treat is made with the traditional spices. The recipe is slightly different from the cookies, and it is filled with almond paste. This can also be made into a letter like the Dutch letter I showed you earlier. Ingredients 250gr butter