Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Boterkoek: very Dutch and totally unhealthy

When I was a child my mother used to make Boterkoek; a Dutch treat that is best compared to shortbread with more butter. A lot more butter. She gave me the recipe when I left the nest and since then I made it hundreds of times.

Yesterday I made one for a potluck. It's an easy one because the ingredients are always at hand and it takes little time to prepare.

Shock and horror: it is full of butter and sugar. And it's very popular :)

250 gr flour
225 gr lightly salted cold butter
150 gr caster sugar
a pinch of salt

Cut the butter in pieces
Mix flour, sugar and salt
Rub the butter in the flour mixture with your fingers. Keep rubbing until it forms a ball.
Press the dough into a round cake tin (diameter 24)and spread evenly
Spread a few drops of milk over the surface (makes a nice crust)
Make a pattern with a fork (optional but very professional)
20 to 30 minutes in the oven at 160 degrees

Cut small pieces and enjoy...

1 comment:

  1. I love butter :) And eat it frequently :) I like the recipe myself xx


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