‘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’
Bowl is a rich fruit-filled drink that was often served in the Netherlands at parties in a large glass bowl. When I grew up in the 70’s I remember that we always had some kind of “bowl” at the adult birthday parties. The one my mom used to make was without alcohol, so all of us could enjoy it.
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.