Dutch Apple pie

Whenever I somehow manage to gather an excess of apples in my fridge or want to bring a pie to celebrate a certain occasion, I tend to make apple pie. It’s that pie that nearly everyone likes, isn’t too hard to make and eats great with some whipped cream. So …

Poffertjes – Dutch Food & Some History

Another typical Dutch food as part of my Dutch food series are poffertjes. Poffertjes look like very small little pancakes, just a couple (maybe 5) cm in diameter! It seems as if these poffertjes were already eaten in country fairs about 300 years ago. Poffertjes can be found in most …

Almond paste recipe – A seasonal bread: Kerststol

Updated: 26-December-2016 There are foods you only eat in certain times of the year. Brussel sprouts are typically a winter vegetable, whereas I link strawberries to summer. Another one of these is almond paste and breads filled with almond paste (in the Netherlands these are called ‘stol’ and I believe …

Dutch food – Kroketten & Bitterballen

There aren’t a lot of foods I would immediately call Dutch when someone asks me about Dutch food. Most problems I have are with proper meals, no lasagna (Italian) or paella (Spanish) type of dish for Dutch food as far as I know. When it comes to snacks though there …

Dutch food – Drop

When writing about Dutch food there is one sweet that simply cannot be forgotten: drop! A literal translation would be liquorice, but there are so many types, it’s not just pure liquorice. Even though you can buy liquorice outside of the Netherlands, you cannot buy drop. Drop is just different from …

Dutch food & Shrinking kale leaves

This month is fruit & vegetable science month on my blog! All posts are somehow related to fruits and vegetables. We’re discovering the amazing science involved when cooking or baking with them. Ever saw your broccoli shrink during cooking? I don’t think so… However, when you fill a pan with …

Dutch Food – Apple beignets, Deep fried apple

This month is fruit & vegetable science month on my blog! All posts are somehow related to fruits and vegetables. We’re discovering the amazing science involved when cooking or baking with them! This post evolves around apples! New Year’s Eve means eating oliebollen in the Netherlands. But of course, once you …