This post is especially for Radha.
Who isn’t coming to the Netherlands.
So a special Clouddragon torture post especially for Radha…
Just to show you what you’re missing
So there’s the ”Poffertjes”! Lovely! Especially if somebody else makes them for you. Above you see an late eighteenth-century Poffertjes booth.
Right next to the poffertjes are the Dutch pancakes.
Have a nice cup of hot chocolate with that…..
Very traditional with the birth of a baby is the ”beschuit met muisjes” (rusk with mice) Blue for boys, pink for girls.
The ”mice” are aniseeds covered in a smooth sugar-layer, often a small stalk peeps out. I think this makes them look like mice and therefore they are called so.
Very popular while having strong Dutch coffee, the ”Gebakje” (pastry)
Not Dutch, but very popular: the Barbie Cake!
Typical Dutch though is the ”Vlaai” (no transaltion possible) There are sooo many different types of vlaaien (plural of ”vlaai”) That there are whole shops dedicated to just selling vlaaien.
There are many, many different kinds of waffles in the Netherlands….
The ”soesje” a very thin bubble of pasty, filled with creme, sprinkled powdered sugar.
We could have gone to a very posh ”patisserie”. And eat a very posh cake,
Or get some killer pastries at the market.
This is what I photographed today.
And these are my favorites! Australian chocolates! These are lovely and brilliant! They are made without conservatives, and so have to be eaten quite soon! These are the only ”bon-bons” (filled chocolates) I like otherwise you do not make me happy with filled chocolates, or truffles.
But these are great!
So, I hope you will all have enjoyed this short introduction to some of the Dutch pastries, and we’ll go on a pastry-spree whenever some blog-buddie comes and visits me