Dec 30, 2013

Oliebollen

What can I say about oliebollen? No new years eve will ever be complete without this doughnut-like pastry that’s so firmly embedded into our Dutch culture. Where it should stay forever, too. This classic oliebollen recipe has been on my to-blog list for many years now but somehow I never got around to shooting the recipe; things are always so crazy busy for me around new years. It was time…

Aug 27, 2012

Witch’s Cheese

I’d never even heard of Witch’s cheese until someone asked me about the recipe. I googled it and quickly found it’s a typically Dutch (Twents) dip that’s used as crostini topping, sauce for pork chops, cheese spread, a vegetable dip and even dressing. Pretty versatile. Went to the store and there it was: Zuivelhoeve Heks’nkaas. Tasted it and in all honesty… wasn’t too crazy about it. To me it has…

Apr 9, 2012

Seriously Seasoned Slavinken

Here’s one for your recipe box! Slavinken. Oh boy, I’d pay good money to hear some of you trying to pronounce that right, that’s for sure! What are they? They’re a typically Dutch dish: seasoned meat patties (beef and pork) wrapped in bacon. Usually they’re browned in butter. Lots and lots of butter. Because I’m kind of attached to my arteries, and because I like a smokey flavor, I slap…

Feb 12, 2012

Bacon, Sprouts & Apple Mash

One of the things I absolutely love about my new iPhone is the insane amount of recipe apps you can download for it. I’ve tried a few dutch apps, and in one of them I found this jewel of a recipe. Keep in mind that the Dutch are known for mashing the heck out of pretty much everything. This recipe is not going to convert a convinced sprouts hater, but it’s…

Nov 18, 2010

Braised Red Cabbage (with apples)

Someone mentioned wanting my red cabbage recipe when I posted my hachee. Now, those two dishes go hand in hand as far as I’m concerned. I actually did a Dutch red cabbage recipe for a guest posting as well a few years ago. It would be a venial sin to let this recipe go to waste somewhere in the land of unpublished recipes. I tried to find the old posting but…

Nov 16, 2010

Hachee

More Dutch food that you won’t find in many restaurants! This here is a typical Dutch winter stew. Kinda like the Dutch version of Boeuf Bourguignon. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a Dutchman who didn’t grow up on hachee in some way. Mainly family recipes. Nowadays it’s near impossible to miss the scent coming from kitchens all over town when walking down the streets of Gouda. My…