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Top 5 Dutch biscuits

Fancy treating yourself, family or friends to a typical Dutch biscuit? Then choose from this tempting shortlist of yummy Dutch biscuits that remain the most favoured among all Dutch emigrants!

popular Dutch biscuits

The latest data from leading online Dutch supermarket, Holland at home, where savvy Dutch emigrants order their best-loved products from the Netherlands, suggests that the following Dutch biscuits are most popular:

1. Stroopwafels

You could be forgiven for thinking that it’s predominantly foreign tourists who are partial to stroopwafels. Yet, according to the latest statistics from Holland at Home, if there’s one thing that Dutch emigrants miss most in their new country of residence, then it’s stroopwafels – those deliciously thin Dutch waffles that are sandwiched together with a generous amount of caramel syrup. Stroopwafels also come in Dutch Delft Blue tins and other decorative packaging, and thus make a perfect gift.

2. Speculaas

Whist speculaas is predominantly enjoyed in the Netherlands during the Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) period, it seems to remain popular with Dutch people living abroad all year round. Speculaas owes its typical Dutch flavour to a unique blend of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, and is available in a variety of different types, such as ‘ordinary’ speculaas, almond speculaas and mini speculaas. And, thanks to the handy range of speculaas products for sale at Holland at Home, including Koopmans speculaas mix, Dr. Oetker Almond Paste and Silvo Speculaas spices, you can now rustle up authentic speculaas biscuits in your own kitchen. Just like stroopwafels, speculaas can be purchased in a beautiful Delft blue tin that makes a particularly delightful gift.

3. Gevulde koek

Dutch people grow up with gevoelde koek, so it’s hardly surprising that these extremely filling biscuits, which invoke fond memories of the Netherlands, are so popular with Dutch emigrants. Gevoelde koek are crammed with a mouth-watering filling of almond paste and are simply delicious with your favourite cuppa.

4. Bastognekoek

Although LU Bastogne are not actually Dutch, these tasty Belgian biscuits are still highly sought-after by Dutch citizens and emigrants alike. This is largely due to their irresistibly rich, candi sugar flavour that makes them an ideal accompaniment to tea or coffee.

5. Luikse wafels

Again, the Luikse wafel (a distant cousin of the stroopwafel) is Belgian rather than Dutch. However, the Dutch have enjoyed friendly relations with their southern neighbours for centuries and have naturally adopted a number of their delicious culinary traditions. In the Netherlands Luikse wafel are typically served as a snack between meals or with tea and coffee.

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

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