Friday, 26 October 2007

Dutch Spiced Cake/Koek


I was trying to find inspiration for a blogging event and got totally distracted and discovered a recipe for an old favourite from my country of heritage, Holland which is called Onbijt Koek - which means Breakfast Cake.

This cake, which is more like banana bread-style cake, is very common and popular in Holland. People have it smeared with butter with breakfast or lunch or as a snack. Its a nice and easy recipe, with everything in the cupboards and lasts for a few days if stored properly. Give it a go, its like a honeyish gingerbread.

500 grams self raising flour
150 grams golden syrup or honey
150 grams brown sugar
400 ml milk
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon mixed spice
2 teaspoons baking powder

Mix all dry ingredients together.

Place milk in jug, add golden syrup, place in Microwave for 1 min. Mix thoroughly and blend into the dry mixture.

Bake for 1 hour in fan forced oven on 140 degrees.When cold, slice spread some butter on top and enjoy.


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