Dutch Food – Worstenbroodjes (sausage rolls)

Before fridges and freezers were invented, we used other methods to keep our food good. Meats especially were vulnerable. Common ways to preserve meat included salting and drying. Another method, which might not immediately remind you of preservation, were pies. By incorporating meat in a sturdy pie, the meat would …

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 …

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 pancakes

As you might know, I like making pancakes. After making French crepes it’s now time to make typical Dutch pancakes. Dutch pancakes, in my opinion, are: large pancakes (one pancake should cover the complete surface of a plate), thicker than a crepe, but clearly thinner than American style pancakes. Dutch pancakes …

TaaiTaai – Dutch ‘cookie’ with rye flour

Only a very select few months (those before December) will you be able to find taaitaai in the stores. It’s a very seasonal sweet baked good, in between a cookie and a cake, with mixed in spices, mostly anise seeds. Taaitaai is a typical element of the Dutch ‘sinterklaas’ celebration …