Pastry Heaven

My favourite aisle at the HEMA.

I just wanted to add a bit of a postscript to my previous post about how amazing HEMA is. If the best part about Holland is HEMA, then the best part about HEMA is the pastry aisle.

I’m a regular visitor and it never lets me down. It’s filled with every variety of cookie (koekje) and cake (gebak) you can imagine and more: gevulde koek (which literally translates as “stuffed biscuit,” a cookie with a filling of almond-paste or spiced apples), kokosmakronen (ring-shaped coconut macaroons), boeterkoek (butter cake, available whole or in snack-sized pieces), fairy cakes coated with colourful icing, and – of course – stroopwafels.

And in true HEMA style, everything costs only a euro or two!

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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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