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Jodekoeken (Dutch biscuits)

Jodekoeken have been enjoyed in the Netherlands since as long ago as 1883, yet owe their name to a Jewish baker who popularised the delicious biscuits in 1920’s Amsterdam.

Ingredients:

300 gr of self-raising flour
200 gr of butter
200 gr of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. of cinnamon
1 tsp. of mace
A pinch of salt

Jodekoeken

Preparation:

First mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl and knead into a smooth dough. Place the dough into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and leave to chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 180C. Next, sprinkle some flour onto your kitchen worktop and roll the dough flat with a rolling pin. Cut the dough into round shapes using a large glass or a small bowl and place onto a baking tray lined with grease proof paper. Finally, pop the Jodekoeken into the oven for around 15 minutes or until a lovely golden brown. If you don’t fancy working up a sweat in the kitchen, you can always buy delicious, ready-made Jodekoeken from online Dutch supermarket, Holland at Home.

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