Monday, March 5, 2007

Boterkoek

Tonight there will be a moment of truth - I am attempting to make Boterkoek.

I thought I'd share the Ayer's recipe, as they made it for a skating party and I don't know if I've ever tasted better.

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp (or more) almond extract
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
silvered almonds (optional)

Cream butter, add sugar and beat well. Add slightly beaten egg (save a little for the top), then almond extract and continue beating until smooth. Combine flour and baking powder, add to butter mixture. Knead together. Press into 8-inch round baking pan. Brush top with reserved beaten egg. Sprinkle with almonds if you wish. Bake 30 minutes or until golden at 350 degrees F.

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Between all of us we are either authentically dutch, married to dutch men, or just great cooks/bakers. . .so if you have any suggestions for perfecting this recipe PLEASE comment with your own recipe/habits.

I tried to compare recipes on the net with this one. I found one recipe that insisted everything be kept very cold (she uses frozen butter and a food processor to mix), and another recipe that insisted the butter must be melted and piping hot. . .hmm. . .

Please share your experience!

- Vanessa

6 comments:

Mrs. van der Meer said...

My man is a happy man! It turned out pretty good, if I may say so.

Niki said...

Very glad to heat it, but I think he was anyway!

Niki said...

i meant..."hear" not heat...only on first cup of coffee...

Johannah said...

How I love the typo. I am queen of typos.
As for Boterkoek, it can't go wrong. Not really. Butter, butter, more butter. Yummmmm.

Karin said...

Hi Vanessa,

That is the same recipe that I grew up enjoying! Its been a while since I've made it, thanks for the reminder! I think I'll make it this week too.

Karin.

Susanna Rose said...

Oh the classic of all desserts! I miss this one from days gone by attending Dutch churches...thanks for posting this and just maybe, I'll be able to have success at making it and relive a bit of the past!;)