The Dutch love their Koek! Although this literally means cake, it is nothing like birthday cake but rather a firm rectangular shaped loaf that can be flavoured in a variety of way: anise, honey, cinnamon and clovers, raisins, pearl sugar or ginger.  They might call it a number of different names: ontbijkoek/breakfast cake; kruidkoek/spice cake; honigkoek/honeycake; Friesekruidkoek/Frisian spice cake; candij koek/candy cake/pearl cake; rozijnekoek/raisin cake; gemberkoek/gingercake

  • Honeycake is the simplest of all. Ours is made by Schep’s Bakeries. 350 grams
  • Friesekoek comes presliced in 3 layers and is flavoured with cinnamon and cloves. 425 grams
  • Raisin koek has a hint of cinnamon and is loaded with moist raisins. 485 grams
  • Pearl koek is topped with what looks like pearls but are actually little balls of soft sugar. 485 grams
  • Gingercake is studded with chunks of candied ginger. We carry two brands: Modderman 400 gram and Royal Cakes which has more ginger and weighs 485 grams

Koek is traditionally cut in slices, smeared generously with butter and served with coffee or tea.  Some people slice it very thin and serve it on bread.


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