Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Spekkoek and Chocolade Kruidnoten!


Some tradional food for Moira today:

This is Spekkoek! A rough translation would be 'bacon cake'. it's not called Spekkoek because there's bacon in it, but because it's layered like bacon. Spekkoek is a cake that's Dutch-Indonesian from origin and was first made during colonial times. As my owner's father used to bake it (probably having learned how to bake it from his parents who lived in Indonesia for awhile) it's a cake that my owner really loves. She still has to gather the courage to bake one herself some day, but luckily it's also for sale at the grocery store where we do our shopping.

More tradional food: Kruidnoten (a type of gingerbread-biscuits).
These are my favourite kind: they're covered with chocolate. The more tradional kind are without the chocolate and they are only for sale from september till the start of december as it's a tradional food to eat and give as present at Sinterklaas.

7 comments:

The Queen of Clearance said...

you made me jealous of your food. Are there such things as food swaps? Because we should sign up for one. lol. It looks sooooo yummy! Have a great day!

Cindy said...

i have never heard of any of this! and i agree with queen, FOOD SWAP!!!!

Irish Chick Soup said...

I agree. It looks yummy. I had a friend who when she went to visit her father in England would send me nutella, but nothing this cool.

Demented Wench said...

That looks yummy and I don't think I'd have the courage to try to bake it myself either.

Hammie en Gea said...

Yummy! Love all the sweet things we eat this period!

Marie said...

Ohh that looks yummy!! You must send us the recipe, because I just may give it a go!

Sullivan McPig said...

@Marie: We'll try to translate it