Dutch Recipe: Oliebollen

Oliebollen are a typical Dutch treat eaten around Christmas and New Year’s. They are a delicious, deep-fried dough ball, served warm, with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. They are traditionally either made with a plain dough, or a dough with raisins or sultanas mixed through.

Oliebollen were part of our top 5 Dutch New Year’s traditions that we shared last week, and while you can buy them at supermarkets, bakery, food trucks etc., they are really easy to make at home too.

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Takeaway and Food Delivery

You have had a long day, working, studying, cycling around the city, etc. All you want to do is go home and put your feet up, but what is for dinner?

There are several options if you want to order food to be delivered to your door, especially in the larger cities. Many restaurants will take food orders over the phone and either deliver or have them ready to pick up and bring home. But if you are not familiar with where you live, where do you start? Here are some of the main websites / apps that you can use to order food in the north of the Netherlands.

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A Twist on Rhubarb Crumble

In our new house, we found a large patch of rhubarb growing down the bottom of the garden. Having no ideas or keen taste for rhubarb I took to the expat foodie group on Facebook to ask for some advice. Catriona shared a lovely recipe with me for a yummy rhubarb crumble, and with a few changes to meet my personal taste buds it came out so beautifully that I wanted to share it with you. Continue reading “A Twist on Rhubarb Crumble”

Strictly Dutch

When you think about typical Dutch foods, stamppot, cheese and frikandel probably spring to mind. But there are also a few foods that are strictly Dutch, falling under the European Union PDO, PGI and TSG schemes that protect the reputation of regional foods.

The European Union quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs first came into force in 1992. The purpose of the law is to protect the reputation of regional foods, help ensure producers receive a fair price for their authentic products, and stop the misleading of consumers by non-genuine products being sold under the same name. These laws protect the names of wines, cheeses, hams, sausages, seafood, olives, olive oils, beers, balsamic vinegar, regional breads, fruits, raw meats and vegetables.

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