Wentelteefje

Wentelteefje

‘Wentelteefjes’ literally translated in English is ‘Turning Bitches’. Where does the name come from and what are they called elsewhere? The old Dutch word ‘ Wentelteefjes ‘ can indeed be traced back. ‘Wentel’ comes from the word ‘turn around’, so to turn around. ‘Teefje’ is a word that used to be used as the predecessor of the word ‘pastry’

Raisin Buns

Raisin Buns

Krentenbollen (currant buns) is very popular in The Netherlands. Nowadays currant buns are almost always made with a mixture of raisins and currants, which technically makes them raisin-currant buns. This is also what they print on the back of the bags of currant buns you buy in the supermarket, but everyone just keeps calling them currant bun (krentenbol).I call mine Raisin Buns.

Gevulde Speculaas

Gevulde Speculaas

Gevulde Speculaas right on time for the Holidays. You can eat them all year around, but most of the time people will bake these around the Holidays. Gevulde Speculaas is a Dutch Spiced Cookie filled with Almond Paste. The dough is a little softer than the cookie dough for Speculaas cookies.  Speculaas cookies have been around since the 17th century.

StarBucks Lemon Pound Cake

StarBucks Lemon Pound Cake

The moist and buttery Iced Lemon Pound Cake is a Starbucks fan favorite, it also has a hefty price tag. So why not make your own. It’s really not that hard to make. One Slice is @ StarBucks $3.57. This cake serves at least 12. If you like to make this in a loaf pan then you need to half the ingredients.

New England Coffee Cake

New England Coffee Cake

My Grandma’s of New England Coffee Cake is not cheap to buy ($35.50). Making your own is way cheaper. If you are in a hurry you can buy the cake on line and they will ship it to you.