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’

Bowl

Bowl

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. 

Dutch Tomato Soup

Dutch Tomato Soup

Dutch tomato soup is different then any other tomato soup. Dutch tomato soup has little meatballs.

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.