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A typical Dutch breakfast can be rustled up in next to no time: simply place a few freshly baked bread rolls in a basket, add a selection of traditional Dutch toppings (including chocolate sprinkles, chocolate flakes, apple syrup and Calvé peanut butter) and your choice of breakfast cake or beschuit (rusk-like biscuits), and it’s good to go. Preparing an extra special Dutch Christmas breakfast, however, requires additional thought – so why not browse our delicious Dutch Christmas breakfast recipes below for inspiration? Each recipe serves 4 hungry people.
Wentelteefjes van Fries suikerbrood (French toast made with Frisian sugar loaf)
Prepare the sugar loaf according to the instructions in our recipe for Frisian sugar loaf. Allow the Frisian sugar loaf to cool and then cut into slices. Mix the milk, egg and cinnamon thoroughly together in a bowl. Dip the slices of Frisian sugar loaf into the egg mixture and then fry in a pan with a knob of butter until golden brown.
Hollandse fruitsalade (Dutch fruit salad)
4 mandarin oranges
2 tbsp. of lemon juice
2 tbsp. of honey
100 ml of kwark
First wash the apples, cut them in half, remove the cores and cut into wedges. Next peel the grapefruit and mandarin oranges, and divide into segments. Place the kwark into a bowl and stir in the lemon juice and honey. Now arrange the fruit into circles on four plates and top each with a heaped tablespoon of the kwark mixture. Garnish with fresh mint before serving.
Hollandse pannenkoeken met cranberrysaus (Dutch pancakes with cranberry sauce)
Wash the cranberries and then place together with the sugar, a pinch of cinnamon and a splash of water, into a saucepan. Bring to the boil and then leave to simmer on a low heat for around 8 minutes or until the cranberries burst, before removing from the heat. Next, prepare the pancakes according to our recipe for Dutch pancakes with raisins, but leave out the raisins. Serve each pancake with a heaped tablespoon of cranberry sauce.
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