Posted by pottera
on Nov 15th, 2009 in Food & Recipes
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Dan preparing for the Sinterklaas taste test.
Episode 16 of Maastricht Minutiae is ready for your listening pleasure. Its been a couple of real nose to the grindstone kind of weeks. So instead of having a tale of travel to share, we decided to celebrate Sinter Klaas’ arrival in Maastricht with a taste test of traditional holiday sweets. That does mean we recorded the episode on the same computer, so the sound quality is a bit off. Click here to listen to Episode 16
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In Episode 16 we talk about:
Dutch Language Class at Maastricht University
NaNoWriMo & other projects
My continued adventures with Dutch Healthcare
The dryer gets fixed! (Finally)
The Sinterklaas Sweets Taste Test
Kruidnoten: Tiny crunchy spice cookies traditionally handed out by Sinter Klaas.
Speculaas Cookies: Spiced cookies with almond slices typically shaped as windmills but also made into holiday shapes this time of year. (Dan’s Favorite)
Marzipan Sinter Klaas: A fondant like candy.
Amandelstaaf: Creamy almond paste baked in a staff with a flaky, butter crust around it like a roll. Sometimes shaped into letters.
Speculaasslofje: An inch-thick speculaas-flavored bread filled with almond paste. (Amanda’s Favorite)
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Amandelstaaf, Speculaasslofje, Marzipan, Speculaas cookies, Kruidnoten