The most popular licorice of the Netherlands

The Netherlands is the largest producer of licorice in the European Union (maybe even of the world). In the Netherlands about 80% of the population consumes licorice, of which 14% regularly. The group 16- to 50 year is the largest group; also more women than man eat more licorice. The total consumed quantity is circa 32 million kilo per year, corresponding with around 2 kg per person per year and this is reasonably constant over the years. About 1 - 2 percent of the Dutch licorice lovers consume more than 100 gram per day. But what is the most popular licorice in the Netherlands? See the overview below. Top 10: 1.   Muntendrop 2.   Salmiakriksen 3.   Schoolkrijt 4.   Engelse drop 5.   Boerderijdrop 6. &nbs..

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How to make a speculaas house

Ingredients 750 gram flour 450 gram unsalted nutter 375 gram dark caster sugar 25 gram Verstegen spice mix koek & speculaas 150 ml milk 1 egg white200 gram powdered sugar1 decoration stift white chocolate1 decoration like almonds, mandarin parts, Schuddebuikjes, sour mats, Smarties or other (sinterklaas-) sweets (hearts, mice, frogs, chocolate coins, strooigoed, etc.) 1 tea spoon salt1 kitchen machine of mixer with dough hooks 1 cling wrap 1 rolling pin 1 clean ruler3 baking trays covered with baking paper 1 trayPreparationKnead together with kitchen machine or with a mixer: the flour, butter, caster sugar, speculaas spices, milk and the salt. Make a  smooth doug..

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Dutch syrup waffles

A stroopwafel (syrup waffle) is a biscuit made from two thin layers of baked dough with a caramel syrup filling in the middle, holding the layers together. It is the most popular biscuit in the Netherlands, there are as many as 22 million packets sold per year. And a lot of them are taken back home by tourists. It was first made in Gouda during the late 18th century by a baker using leftovers from the bakery, such as breadcrumbs, which were sweetened with syrup.  The baker was fed up with throwing away his leftovers, and he decided to use them to create a whole new biscuit. If you have visited the Netherlands there are some things you have probably tasted, and the warm ‘stroopwafel’ is definitely one of those things! While we can't send them freshly warm baked to you, w..

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Boterkoek (Dutch butter cake) recipe

Ingredients:  250 gram soft real butter 200 gram white caster sugar 2 eggs (beaten)  1 tablespoon almond extract  200 gram flour 16 sliced almonds (optional)  Preparation:  Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 23 cm round butter cake pan.  In a large bowl, use a mixer to beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, but leave some to brush over the top, about 1 tablespoon. Mix in the almond extract. Stir the flour into the batter by hand using a spoon. The dough will now be firm.  Press evenly into the buttered pan. Press the sliced almonds on the top where of the dough. Instead of almonds you can use a fork to make lines on the dough.  Brush the top of the cakes with a thin layer of the left over ..

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Thai red curry recipe

Ingredients: •    1 shallot  OR  1/4 cup purple onion, chopped •    1 stalk fresh lemongrass, minced,  OR  3 tsp. lemongrass  •    1-2 red chillies, OR  1/2 to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper  •    4 cloves garlic, OR 1 spoon garlic paste •    1 thumb-size piece galangal or ginger, OR 2 tsp. ginger paste •    2 Tbsp. tomato puree •    1 tsp. ground cumin •    1 bunch of fresh coriander, OR 3/4 tsp. ground coriander •    1/4 tsp. ground white pepper •    2 Tbsp. soy sauce, OR Ketjap manis •    1 tsp. sugar •    1 to 2 Tbsp. chilli powder •    3 Tbsp. thick co..

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How to make the best Nasi goreng

Are you interested in trying this yummy authentic Nasi goreng dish at home? What do you need? 400 gram rice 500 gram pork or chicken fillets 100 gram bacon Conimex satay marinade Frying oil Conimex Nasi goreng mix 2 Eggs Cook the rice according to instructions on pack. Dice 500 gram pork or chicken. Make the marinade with a bit of oil, marinade powder and the ketjap. Add meat to marinade and set aside. Pour contents of Nasi goreng mix into a bowl and add 100 ml boiling water, leave for 10 minutes Bake the 100 gram of bacon crispy without oil. Add 3 table spoons of oil and the meat. Bake until brown. Add the Nasi mix and 2 eggs, stir until eggs are cooked. If you prefer, add some stir fry vegetables (approx 450 gram), cook for 3 mi..

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Testing, testing

Testing some new products as possible additions for the web shop.  It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it...... Testing: Remia satay sauce premium and Javanese. Remia marinade Crazy cook (BBQ marinade) Pickwick tea Blackcurrant & cinnamon Johnny Doodle chocolate bars: Milk-fudge and Milk with salted nuts. Coming soon to our web shop! or not......

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Seasonal items

It is that time of the year again: The products for Sinterklaas are arriving, most items are already available.  Our range this year is even larger than last year, the prices are slashed, and we have fresher than fresh stock. So what do we have? Kruidnoten, pepernoten, marzipan, Taai taai, chocolate letters, speculaas, chocolate covered kruidnoten, sint schuim, strooigoed,banketstaven, filled speculaas and more.If you want your first choice of items, don't wait too long, now is the time to stock up, before we run out. If you are not familiar with Sinterklaas, have a read below. Sinterklaas or Sint-Nicolaas is a mythical figure with legendary, historical and folkloric origins based on Saint Nicholas. Other names for the figure include De Sint ("The Saint"), De Goedheilig..

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Your breakfast is ready!

At Hollandshopper we have a large range of Dutch breakfast products available. New: Jumbo XXL chocolate hail milk-white and dark, Peanut-butter with vanilla, Syrup waffle spread Some of the products you might like: Milk and Dark chocolate hails,  Milk and Dark chocolate flakes, Fruit hail, Aniseed hail, Ground Aniseed, Mixed flakes, Bebogeen spread, Forest fruit hail, Mixed hail (sprinkles), Lotus speculoos spread (Biscoff spread or cookie butter) Variety of jams, Calvé peanut butter Are you hungry now? Check the breakfast section on the website..

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Calve Peanut butter

Dutch children grow up with Calve Peanut Butter!  And this delicious peanut butter that contains no added sugar, doesn’t just taste great, it’s packed with healthy nutrients including protein, fibers and vitamins E and B. With a massive >80% peanuts for better taste. No added sugars, good source of nutrition. Hollandshopper has all the different varieties: Regular, Regular with extra nuts, light or creamy. And also different sizes: 350 gram, 650 gram and 1 kilo jars.  ..

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The Achterhoek

Hollandshopper has settled down in: The Achterhoek, this is a region in the eastern part of the Netherlands. Its name (meaning "rear-corner") is geographically appropriate because the area lies in the easternmost part of Gelderland, and therefore of the Netherlands, protruding into Germany. The Achterhoek area lies between the rivers IJssel and Oude IJssel, and the borders with the province of Overijssel and Germany the former region of Zutphen County. The region is predominantly rural, with much open space, forests and farms. The area around the town of Winterswijk is regarded as very beautiful. A well-known beer originates from this region: Grolsch beer was first brewed in Groenlo in 1615. The farm house on the photo is a monument and is unfortunately not the building Holl..

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