Van Straten Oranje Koek

This is another recipe that owes its origin to the province of Friesland.  Two layers of cookie style cake seasoned with spices like nutmeg and anise. Historically it also included dried orange peel.  Between the two layers is a layer of almond filling. It is then iced with a pink glaze and decorated with creamy white icing. This cake was traditionally served at weddings. Our customers serve this at birthdays and special occasions.  No one seems to know why it is is called Oranje because it is not coloured orange nor is it used to honour the Dutch monarchy. The name also is not a reference to the orange peel that sometimes flavours it because then it would be called “sinasappel koek“!  Regardless, the name brings smiles to Frieslander’s faces when they hear it is being served!

Available in small and large formats, only by pre-order.  Orders must be received by Monday for inclusion in our Wednesday Van Straten delivery.



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