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Ontbijtkoek (Dutch Breakfast Cake)

Ontbijtkoek means “breakfast cake” in Dutch. You’ve gotta love a country that eats cake for breakfast. Enjoy this spice cake at breakfast-time or snack-time. Ontbijtkoek is not something Dutch people bake at home. It seems that this cake is almost always store-bought. There’s one popular brand that defines the taste and texture of Ontbijtkoek for …

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Dutch-Indonesian Spekkoek (Spice cake)

Spekkoek is a Dutch Indonesian spice cake sometimes called Thousand Layer Cake in English. The cake is rich with butter and eggs and it’s flavored with an intoxicating mix of spices. The name for this cake is Spekkoek in Dutch, Spekuk in Indonesian and Thousand Layer Cake in English. The recipe was created during Dutch …

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French Financiers

Financiers are perfect little French cakes made with almond flour, browned butter and vanilla. The cakes are rich, flavorful and very, very satisfying. Here is yet another traditional French pastry recipe that I just adore. Like Sablé cookies and Madeleines, this recipe requires just a few basic ingredients and no special technique. The batter comes …

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