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My American alter ego...

Yesterday I found a great blog, writing about the weird country I am from. It is quite funny to find someone else’s collection of thoughts on Dutch idiosyncrasies.

Enjoy: http://stuffdutchpeoplelike.com/

(I have to admit that their review on No.3 Hagelslag is much more thorough than mine…)
You live, you learn…

 

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No spilling!

For Dutch people I think this post will be a bit of a cliche.

But after quite a while I really started to appreciate some real Dutch treats.

One things I started to miss most is not as much the chocolate sprinkles (Hagelslag in NL) themselves…
(Some Dutch friends have turned into steady suppliers, making sure I always had a stash of this chocolate delight)
…more important is the best way to eat them.

Dark Chocolate Sprinkles with real butter on Beschuit…

Extra Dark Sprinkles...

Nothing can beat that.

The problem is that Beschuit is tricky to transport, as it turns to crumbs instantly… A single beschuit is really a double toasted white muffin, that goes all crispy and completely dry in the process.
This makes it a beschuit a brilliant carrier for all kinds of food, but also a great challenge to eat. 🙂

'Beschuit met Muisjes' or Little Mice in EN...

In Holland there are also special anise seed sprinkles to celebrate babies.

In every Dutch office large trays of the stuff would go around to test everybody’s teeth. There are pink ones if it is a girl, and now also blue ones for a boy… Poor parents, they have to grind their teeth on the hard little sprinkles for weeks to feed all the guests that come and look at the new baby.

But secretly they actually taste pretty good…

Summer on a Beschuit...

Oh and a great variety for the summer: Beschuit met Aardbeien…

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Just slice some strawberries on a beschuit and sprinkle it with some sugar… yum.

For hardcore lovers, try Beschuit with peanutbutter and a slice of ‘Port Salut cheese’ All guuey and dry at the same time. )

Sorry I couldnt resist to add this old Verkade add. >>
It is quite naughty in an old fashioned way, which regretfully is slightly lost in translation…

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