My Top 5 Favorite Dutch Sweet Snacks
Featured in this post are my top 5 favorite Dutch sweet snacks, which are non-seasonal and are available all year long.
1) Butter Apple Walnut Cake
The butter apple walnut cake (Rb Appelnoten Koek) married both my favourite snacks together - nuts and cakey appeltaart and there is no way I am not falling in love with it. The nuts, apple filling and tart blend in perfectly while the sweetness level is just perfect. You may enjoy it on room temparatue or chuck it in the oven for a couple of minutes, it is entirely up to you. For me, I prefer the latter. The pipping hot apple walnut cake surprisingly tasted as fresh as the one freshly baked from the oven.
2) Sugar Waffle
Sugar waffle is unmistakably the twin sister to the famous squarish Belgium waffle. They might look pretty alike but with completely different texture and taste profile. Distinguished from its twin sister, sugar waffle is 'embedded' with crystal sugar bits and with bread-like texture. Usually sold in individual packaged, sugar waffle serves as a perfect snack for those who are on-the-go (like me) as it is ready to eat without any additional jam or spread. The chocolate coated sugar waffle is available if you are a chocolate lover too.
3) Butter Apple Round
Butter apple round is also known as 'roombuter appelkoeken' in Dutch. It has the taste profile very similar to our pineapple tart and is absolutely delicious. The tart is fluffy and not overly buttery. The sweet apple jam blends in perfectly and created an addictive fruity taste. Seriously speaking, you can't be satisfied with just a single piece. If you are a big fan of pineapple tart, you gotta love this, the Dutch butter apple round. Yum!
4) Gevulde Koek (filled cake)
A typical Dutch delicacies, stroopwafels has maintained its classic flavor, the caramel flavor (only caramel flavor is available). A layer of caramel spread ozzing in between 2 slices of wafer thin batter crisps, stroopwafels are highly fond by both kids and adults. According to the Dutch, the best way to enjoy the stroopwafels is to prepare a cup of hot coffee with a slice of big round stroopwafels and allow the caramel to melt by the steam from the hot coffee. Brilliant idea isn't it? I guess the Denise's way is equally good either - just heat up the stroopwafels in microwave for 30sec. Piping hot Netherlands delicacy for less than 1 Euro: Stroopwafels