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Plum Jam


Plum Jam This delicately spiced jam is a gorgeous way to preserve the taste of autumn fruits – delicious spread on hot buttered toast, Depending on the plums this recipe makes approx.. 6-9 x 430 ml jars.   Ingredients 2 kg     plums, stoned and roughly chopped 2 kg     white granulated sugar 2 tsp    ground cinnamon…

Raspberry Cake


Raspberries are a luscious fruit with a short shelf life. Raspberry lovers, like us, enjoy them fresh and prepared in every way imaginable, such as in baked goods, salad dressings, as a glaze for meats, and in desserts, beverages, sauces, and preserves. We like to share an easy and fast raspberry cake recipe which makes…

Dutch pea soup – Erwtensoup

Pea Soup

This is my neighbour’s recipe which makes a thick, hearty pea soup, and that’s how it should be. In fact, the Dutch believe that Erwtensoep (also known as snert) should be so thick that you can stand a spoon upright in it. It is made with split peas, plenty of vegetables and pork, this delicious…

Dutch Appletart

Dutch Appletart

The Dutch have a love for their appeltaart (or apple pie) for centuries. In fact, the first printed cookbook dating back to 1514 contains a recipe for one. A dutch appeltaart is a deep pie which is filled with slices of apple mixed with sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and sometimes raisins and nuts. Traditionally, the top of the cake…