Boterkoek

So much buttery goodness.

Sometimes I have to remind myself that this is a blog about Holland, not about pastries. But for someone with a sweet tooth like myself, so much of Holland is about pastries. So let me tell you about boterkoek, or Dutch “butter cake.”

In fact I only became aware of the existence of boterkoek recently, even though it’s meant to be a typical Dutch pastry. It has a distinctive look – round, flat, thin, very yellow, and usually patterned on the top with a fork.

Thin butter slices of joy.

The “cake” is so shallow compared to and American cake that it looks more like a pie, except it’s not filled with anything.

Well, it is full of butter… other ingredients include eggs, flour, sugar, and milk. Needless to say, it is very rich, sweet, and dense. And utterly delicious.

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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  1. Pingback: Pastry Heaven « What the Dutch

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