Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ontbijtkoek -

Ontbijtkoek or "breakfast cake", but commonly called the spice bread from the Netherlands. Black wheat is the most important ingredient as a light brown dye. Often seasoned with cloves, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.

Some parts of the Netherlands have their own local recipes, most notably the "Oudewijvenkoek") which are mostly eaten in the north, and seasoned with anise. Ontbijtkoek was originally served at breakfast with a thick layer of butter on it, instead of bread. Because sweet, this cake can also be a snack.

Ontbijtkoek not baked in the house traditionally, but it is produced commercially.