Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Yummieeeeee pepernoten!!!

Ok, this has absolutely nothing to do with scrapbooking, but it is so much fun and they taste so good......specially when you plan to scrapbook!! But I better not eat them all.... I guess the kids like them too!
Remember I'd received the special herbs, speculaaskruiden, last week, well, these are
the Dutch treats I made this morning, Pepernoten, a Dutch tradition this time of year, when Sinterklaas is visiting Holland! (you can see I use my baking sheet a lot he, he!)
On a plate to cool..... but I did taste 1........yes, only 1!!!!!!! And boy, they are really very good!!
Edited at 11.30 am..... I would love to give you all the recipe, but it's a bit hard, cause the herbs you need, speculaaskruiden, are hard to get in say.... Canada, USA, England, actually, anywhere in the world, except for Holland....... So if any Dutch readers would like the recipe, I'm happy to email it, but for all the other readers, it's gonna be hard!
LOL I keep on editing this post! I forgot I got a recipe from Liesbeth, to make your own speculaaskruiden, so here we go!

30 grams cinemon
10 grams ground gloves
10 grams nutmeg
5 grams white pepper
5 grams anis seeds
5 grams coriander seeds
So, if you want to try it..... see that you can find these ingredients and get started, here's the rest of the recipe!
125 grams flour
1 tsp baking powder
tsp treacle (no clue what that is!)
1/2 tbsp speculaaskruiden
25 grams butter
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp milk
Preheat the oven to 180 - 220 degrees C. Mix all ingredients in the mixing bowl. Wash your hands, and with wet hands mix everything well. Knead the mix until it becomes a dough that does not stick to your hands. Grease the baking sheet using the butter brush. Roll the dough into little balls, as big as marbles, and put these on the baking sheet. Put this in the middle of the oven and for about 20 min. Turn of the oven, let the gingernuts cool for 10 min. and then use the spatula to remove them from the baking sheet!
Ok, so if any of you tries this, please......let me know how you liked them!!


Michelle said...

They look delicious! This is some traditional dish in your country, right? Can you give us the recipe? I'am curious how they taste like... :)

Liesbeth said...

You can also give the spices recipe I emailed you, to make your own Speculaaskruiden.
Those spices will be available in Canada.
Nice to see you made them!
Philip came home with chocolate chip muffins. Yammie

Michelle said...

Oh, thank you! So I try to find it out and maybe I will be manage to do them? :) This spice taste a bit like gingerbread spice? I have to try :))))

Tjeerd & Kiki said...

ohh die zien er lekker uit. Ik heb 'gewoon' een zakje van AH met chocolade erom heen. Geen Sint zonder kruid/pepernoten toch :)

eliane said...

yummie !!!
leuk dat je ze gemaakt hebt , wat zeiden Henk en de meiden ???

Sharmaine said...

Wish I was motivated to make them but alas they have them in the shops here ;) Dave loves them so he usually gets a packet in his Christmas stash :)

Heleen said...

How great to keep the Sinterklaas tradition!! We always buy and make pepernoten en speculaaskoeken around this time. It makes the house smell like winter!

Elly said...

Wauw, dat ziet er lekker uit, het water loopt me in de mond! Toevallig hebben de kids vanmiddag pepernoten gebakken in een supermarkt hier in de buurt (leuke actie trouwens!). Maar helaas vonden ze ze zelf veel te lekker, dus ik mocht er alleen maar naar kijken! Dus toch een klein beetje Sinterklaas, daar in het verre Canada!

Mireille said...

Ik krijg er helemaal honger van! haha

jess said...

Oh yummy!!! Wish i lived closer so i could invite myself over to scrap and eat them with you!!!!!
Xx Jess

butterfly said...

Je doet je blog-naam weleer aan door de hollandse feesten in ere te houden in Canada. Geniet ervan.

Je@net said...

O yummie sis, een stukkie Holland in dat verre Canada!!
Ziet er heerlijk uit!!!

SCRAP-GEK! said...

heerlik joh! yummie yummie!!! I LOVE SINTERKLAAS! groetjes marije.

Eva said...

i am inspired;-)

Mireille said...

looks super yammie.. maybe.. just maybe if the recipe would be in dutch.. I would be tempted to try it =D

Tessa Tegendraads said...

hmmmmm echte kruidnootjes, waren ze lekker???

Vanuit Nederland: fijne pakjesavond

XX Tessa

michelle said...

those look great! I will have to get baking. my sheets look brand new - out of the box. lol!