Dutch Recipes

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Rating: 4.5 stars 62
My husband's family is Dutch and this is a recipe from the Netherlands that is a great tasting pastry using almond paste. Enjoy!

Dutch Croquetten

Rating: 4 stars 26
This yummy Dutch snack is sure to please! Seasoned veal dumplings are breaded and then fried. Replace ground veal with lean beef, chicken, or stuff with spiced Gouda!

Dutch Potato Salad (Huzaren Salade)

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This is a really basic, simple, and easy-to-make traditional potato salad from Holland. Great recipe to finish up corned beef and potato leftovers! It's hearty and savory with a zesty sweet tang to it. Normally served for parties but can be served as a side dish for lunch or appetizer. Serve with fresh white or brown bread rolls.

Dutch Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
This recipe has become a cherished family favorite, and it all began in 1965 with my older brother's 2nd grade teacher sharing it with our mother. Melt-in-your-mouth good! At holiday time, add festive sprinkles on top while chocolate is still soft. Enjoy!

Boterkoek (Dutch Butter Cake)

Rating: 5 stars 59
Delicious, authentic Dutch butter cake. This cake is moist with a great almond flavor - a favorite in most Dutch households!

Poffertjes (Dutch Mini Pancakes)

An easy, no-yeast recipe for Dutch pancakes, which are called "poffertjes" in the Netherlands. They are traditionally made in a poffertjes pan which has indents, but you can use a large frying pan and scoop a small tablespoon of batter per poffertje into the pan. Serve the poffertjes warm with a knob of butter and powdered sugar.
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Dutch Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel

Rating: 4.5 stars 654
The crunchy oat topping adds an extra dimension to this delicious apple pie. Try using Golden Delicious, Jonagold, or Granny Smith apples for this pie.
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Rating: 3 stars 18
Dutch stroopwafels (translation: molasseswaffles) Foreign people love them, so I translated this Dutch recipe to English.

Appeltaart (Dutch Apple Tart)

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
An utterly delicious apple pie that looks beautiful when you decorate the top with a pastry lattice.

Dutch Apple Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This is another great cake for the fall. When apples are plentiful and delicious there are so many ways to thank mother nature for its bounty. I pick a lot of the wild apples in the fall, and turn them into great desserts.
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Gehakt Ballen (Dutch Meatballs)

Rating: 4 stars 5
These are really delicious and easy to make. Serve with potatoes.

Hachee (Dutch Beef Stew)

Serve this tender Dutch hachee with potatoes and vegetables.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Holland Boterkoek
Rating: Unrated 32
A decadent Dutch cake that's super easy to stir up and a perfect complement to a cup of tea or coffee. It's actually more like a soft cookie than a cake but definitely delicious nonetheless.
Dutch Bokkenpootjes - Goat's Feet
Rating: Unrated 9
Delicious traditional Dutch almond meringue cookies filled with butter icing and dipped in chocolate.
Dutch Boterkoek
Rating: 4.5 stars 7

This is a Dutch buttery bar cookie, baked in a round tin, and cut into wedges after baking. Instead of vanilla or lemon zest, you can flavor these with 4 ounces of ground almonds.