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Karin Engelbrecht

Updated Articles and Resources

By Karin Engelbrecht

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Balkenbrij Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Learn more about Balkenbrij, a traditional Dutch cold-cut made with scraps of head meat leftover after a pig was slaughtered.
    • Frisian Sugar Bread Recipe (Friese Suikerbrood) Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Frisian sugar bread, a rich, soft-crumbed Dutch bread studded with sugar crystals, is best when enjoyed fresh and slathered with real butter.
    • Balkenbrij with Sauerkraut Recipe (Traditional Dutch Pork Head Pâté ) Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      This Dutch pâté is a good example of an old-fashioned frugal dish using the nose-to-tail principle of letting no part of the animal go to waste.
    • Bossche Bollen Recipe Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      If you like profiteroles, you'll love Bossche bollen. This chocolate-covered Dutch take on the cream-filled pastry are bigger and, dare-we-say, better.
    • Cheese & Potato Croquettes Recipe (Aardappel-Kaas Kroketten) Created: Saturday, July 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      This easy vegetarian croquette recipe combines three types of cheese with potato and spices for a meat-free morsel that'll satisfy any snack craving.
    • Cookbook Review: The Dutch Kitchen Created: Saturday, July 12, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Author Claartje Lindhout takes a fresh new look at the Dutch regional kitchen, with 3-course menus for each of the 12 provinces.
    • Dutch Cookbook Review: Meiraapje. Eettradities & Familierecepten Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      "Meiraapje, Eettradities & Familierecepten" cookbook is a call to celebrate the great diversity of foods enjoyed as part of various national and local traditions throughout the year.
    • Homemade Ricotta with Goat's Milk and Coriander Seeds Recipe Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Yvette van Boven's easy recipe for homemade ricotta uses goat's milk and coriander seeds. Crumble over salads or use in desserts.
    • Classic Poffertjes (Pancake Puffs) Created: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Pancake Puffs (known as 'Poffertjes' in Dutch) are basically baby, baby pancakes, and are loved by children of all ages. This recipe is for the classic version.
    • Old-Fashioned Oliebollen Created: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Traditional 'oliebollen' (literally, 'oil balls') have often been called the precursor of the donut, the popular American treat. In fact, it seems very probable that early Dutch settlers took their...
    • Pancake Puffs (Poffertjes) with Strawberries & Cream Created: Saturday, July 12, 2008 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Pancake Puffs (known as 'Poffertjes' in Dutch) are basically fluffy baby pancakes. This recipe teams this Dutch favorite with strawberries & cream.
    • Fresh Tarragon & Garlic Mayonnaise (Mayonnaise met Dragon & Knoflook ) Created: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Mayonnaise is so ubiquitously served with fries in Dutch cuisine that a variation on the theme is always welcome. Of course, you can serve this garlicky tarragon mayo with anything you'd normally u...
    • Hague Bluff with Blackberries Created: Sunday, July 06, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Blackberry Bluff, my version of the Dutch dessert 'Haagse Bluf', is as light & airy as a summer breeze. It is also a breeze to make as there is no cooking involved.
    • Indo-Dutch Satay Created: Sunday, May 04, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      The Dutch have embraced the food of their former colony, Indonesia, as their own. Nowadays, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a Dutch town without an Indonesian restaurant. Indonesian ingredient...
    • Haring Created: Monday, June 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There is a local saying that Amsterdam was built on herring bones. Holland can thank its Golden Age, at least in part, to this silvery-blue fish.
    • Apple Syrup (Appelstroop) Created: Friday, April 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Apple syrup is exactly what it says on the jar (so to speak), i.e. syrup made from apples. It’s tart and fruity, full of apple goodness and you can use it in a myriad ways.
    • Telor Besengek Recipe (Eggs in Coconut Sauce) Created: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      I was intrigued by this recipe from Boekoe Kita, because I couldn't quite imagine eggs and coconut working together, but I assure you, it does so dreamily. The tender yellow yolks of the boiled egg...
    • Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Stamppot -- Opa Bremer's Stamppot Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      This delicious summer variation on 'stamppot' features red oak leaf lettuce and hard boiled eggs folded through the mashed potatoes.
    • Orange Fruit Salad with Basil Sugar Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Homemade basil sugar adds a herbal hit of flavor to this orange-colored salad with peaches, oranges, mango and passion fruit.
    • Kersenvlaai Created: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      This style of pie is a specialty of the Dutch province of Limburg, where it has been enjoyed for centuries as a typical treat at weddings, spring fairs and holidays.
    • Baked Thick-Cut Fries (Luie Wijven Friet) Created: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Who says fries have to be bad for you? My recipe cuts down on the grease factor and ups the nutrients. No mess, no fuss and all the taste.
    • 10 Best Coffee Bars in Amsterdam Created: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Amsterdam's cafés have come a long way since the days when stale black filter coffee was the standard. Today, most Dutch cafés serve freshly brewed cappuccino, espresso and other Ital...
    • 10 Easy-To-Make Meals for Pregnant Women Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Want to cook healthy homemade meals for you and your baby while you're pregnant? Our list of 10 simple recipes for moms-to-be should get you off to a good start.
    • The History of Dutch Food Created: Saturday, March 01, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      A look at the history of food in the Netherlands - from the glory of the Golden Age through Holland's subsequent frugal phase and to today's slow culinary awakening." itempf expr="$zTP='t3'" --> it...
    • Arnhemse Meisjes Created: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Light as air and impossible to resist, these sugar-crusted Dutch puff pastry cookies are sure to give you the finest kind of sugar high.
    • 10 Dutch Breakfast & Brunch Recipes Created: Friday, June 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      The Dutch tend to favor wholesome breakfast items such as brown bread, fruit and low fat spiced rye cake (called 'ontbijtkoek') over sugary cereals, pastries and muffins. Coffee, milk and juice oft...
    • Best Amsterdam Terraces Created: Thursday, May 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Looking for something off the beaten track, where the locals go for a drink on a hot summer´s day? Our selection of Amsterdam patios includes plenty of waterside cafes, glorious garden patios...
    • Rhubarb-Raspberry Granola Parfait Recipe Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Looking for a healthy way to add oomph to your everyday breakfast routine? Try our super simple rhubarb-raspberry granola parfait now.
    • 'It's a Girl!' Cupcakes (Chocolate Cupcakes with Aniseed Sprinkles) Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Try our recipe for fluffy chocolate cupcakes with chocolate-cream cheese icing and a topping of sugared aniseed.
    • Pickled Beet Salad with Ash-Coated Goat's Cheese (Geweckte Bietensalade) Created: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Whether it's the more frugal time we live in, or because we're increasingly uncertain about where processed foods come from (and what goes into them), it seems that the old-fashioned art of home ca...
    • Port Poached Pears Created: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      The classic Dutch recipe requires you to cook the fruit in red wine, but I once sampled pears poached in white port in an Amsterdam restaurant, and resolved to develop my own recipe. My latest vers...
    • Puff Pastry Tarts with Hard Dutch Goat's Cheese, Leeks & Mushrooms Created: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Puff pastry tarts are an easy way out when you want a savory pie but none of the hassle. I simply use pastry squares straight from the box and add the pan-softened veggies on top, before sliding it...

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