One of my favorite festive cookies to bake. The taste and feel of the dough is so delightful you have to be careful not to eat the lot before you get any baking done! [Read More...]
Almonds and speculaas are a classic and much loved combination. But the addition of candied orange peel is something you do not see that often. I came across it a while ago and decided to… [Read More...]
The secret of the intense chocolate flavor (much more than with any original store bought cookie!) is in the addition of the high quality cacao powder and above all the 100%… [Read More...]
Like marzipan, speculaas (or speculaasjes as the individual cookies are called) is a cookie highly connected with the feast of Sinterklaas in Holland. The name speculaas has to do with the wooden molds the cookies are made … [Read More...]
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I love making old Dutch cookies. I got a real iron plate to make ijzerkoekjes (iron cookies) that come from the town of Vlaardingen (near Rotterdam in Holland) as an early Christmas present from my mother-in-law Jos. They are pretty popular over there, all the bakers bake them, but of course it’s also a good tradition to make them at home. [Read More...]
I don’t know if you have to be a girl to truly appreciate a tea party with dainty little cakes and cookies. I do know that men have no problem eating these little jam filled gems, no matter how they are presented. When I discovered the rose petal and quince jelly I was delighted because this way they will be perfect for my rose themed tea party! [Read More...]
Some biscotti recipes have lemon or orange zest in them. A wonderful flavor of course. I had been playing about with my home made candied orange peel recently. Cover them in chocolate, add them to cakes and muffins, use them as decoration. So why not shred them and add them to my biscotti recipe?
I am quite in love with the result… [Read More...]
I love shortbread and I love tea. So why not combine the two? I found the combination of this buttery biscuit with the scent of roses irresistible. My favorite rose tea does not consist of roses alone. Next to rose it also has the perfume of bergamot, lavender and vanilla. It is called… [Read More...]
This recipe is too easy! But the result is fabulously ‘cheesy’. Just take equal parts of flour, butter (in little cubes) and good quality cheddar cheese… [Read More...]
‘Arnhemse Meisjes’ (Girls from the city of Arnhem) are my absolute favorite traditional Dutch cookies in the world. They are flaky, caramel crispy light with a sweet crunch.. These cookies look like they are made from some kind of puff pastry but that’s not the case. Some people make them with ready made puff pastry, but believe me… [Read More...]