I think I love the filled speculaas even better than the speculaas cookies. It is a bit of extra work, but with these pies you get the crispy cookie-like edges and the soft almond filling plus the cranberry surprise… [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...]
The English call it rough puff pastry, the French ‘feuilletage minute. A great dough to have in your arsenal. It rises slightly less than the more elaborate puff pastry (about 75%) but it is so quick and… [Read More...]
Warm apple pie is the classic bake in Holland, to go with coffee or to get for dessert. Almost everybody loves it. Even families that almost never bake anything will probably know how to bake an apple pie or have a family recipe lying around. The classic Dutch apple pie always uses… [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...]