Munchday: Disco Biscuits

Munchday: Disco Biscuits

A shortbread cookie with caramel, chocolate and Smarties. They were the highlight of my pre- and middleschool (and maybe even in highschool.. maybe..) lunches: disco biscuits! I had almost forgotten about them, until I found them in a supermarket in Denmark. This in combination with my…

Simple Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin

Simple Pumpkin Soup in a Pumpkin

It’s that time of the year again! A lot of rain and thunder, leaves turning brown, red or yellow, the trains are delaying because of said leaves on the track.. I’ve already had my first pumpkin spice latte! What could be better than sitting on…

Munchday: Eggless Edible Cookie Dough

Munchday: Eggless Edible Cookie Dough

If you’ve ever attempted to baked cookies before, you’ll know how delicious cookie dough is and how hard it is not to eat the entire batch before actually baking them. Normally this would not be such a great idea, because of the potential salmonella in…

Rainbow Doughnuts with Marshmallow Frosting and Sprinkles

Rainbow Doughnuts with Marshmallow Frosting and Sprinkles

In the mid-19th century, the Dutch began making a treat known as olykoeks (oil cakes). These donuts were balls of cake, which were cooked in pork fat until they were golden brown. The problem with these treats was that the cake cooked much faster on…

Beef Croquette and croquette balls

Beef Croquette and croquette balls

The Dutch love their snacks, like bitterballen, kroketten and frikandellen. They even have special snack vending machines, maybe you know them as Automats. In Dutch these were named Automatiek, but are now known as FEBO, named after the first, and now biggest, company to have introduced…

CopyCat Recipe: Bagels&Beans Cheesecake

CopyCat Recipe: Bagels&Beans Cheesecake

Thursday was my 25th birthday and my gift to you is a new category: CopyCat Recipes! Copy Caturday will be every second Satuday of the month and the first recipe is my favorite cheesecake in the world: Bagels&Beans cheesecake! Bagels&Beans is a coffee franchise in the…

Rock Sugar Cookies

Rock Sugar Cookies

These cookies are known in the Netherlands as “Bastognekoeken”. They were created about 60 years ago by Paul Parein and he needed a fitting name for the cookies. Bastogne is a village in Belgium in the Ardennes and the structure of the cookies reminded him of the…

Fried Cheese

Fried Cheese

A kaassoufflé is thought to be influenced by Indonesian street food called gorengan (fritter). It is either bought ready-made frozen and deep-fried at home, or ordered at snackbars in the Netherlands, where it is one of the few vegetarian fast-food snacks available. But why buy…

Home Made Fries

Home Made Fries

The Dutch love their fried snacks, like bitterballen, kroketten and frikandellen. They eat them with fries with sauce in many varieties like “patatje oorlog”, fries with peanut sauce, mayonnaise and raw onions, or “friet speciaal”, (literally, special fries) fries with mayonnaise, curry-ketchup sauce and raw…

Saint Pancake! (Dutch pancakes)

Saint Pancake! (Dutch pancakes)

Happy Saint Pancake! Saint Pancake? Indeed! Sint Pannekoek is a Dutch pseudo holiday on the 29th of November. It was first introduced in 1986 in a Dutch comic called “Jan, Jans en de kinderen” (Jan, Jans and the kids). Grandpa and the kids didn’t feel…