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Knapkoek (Dutch biscuit)

Knapkoek is a typical Dutch biscuit from Limburg, which was traditionally made using leftover ‘vlaai’ dough. Fortunately you need no longer bake a Limburgse vlaai in order to enjoy knapkoek – indeed, our simple recipe below prepares an authentic Dutch knapkoek no time!

Ingredients

250 grams of flour
150 grams of sugar
150 grams of butter
1 egg
½ sachet of baking powder

Dutch recipe for knapkoek

Preparation

First place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and knead into a firm dough. Allow the dough to rest in a cool place for at least 12 hours, before rolling it out with a rolling pin. Now preheat your oven to 220C. Meanwhile, use a plate of about 20 cm in diameter to cut a large biscuit from the dough. Alternatively, make smaller biscuits using a cookie cutter. Next place the biscuit (s) onto a pre-greased baking tray, melt a little butter in a saucepan and lightly brush your biscuit (s) with it. Finally sprinkle the biscuit (s) with sugar, before baking the knapkoek for approx. 10-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the biscuit), or until a lovely golden brown. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants.

One comment on “Knapkoek (Dutch biscuit)

  1. Erika
    04/09/2015

    How much is a half sachet baking powder?

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