Tuesday, 1 September 2015


It has been a long time since I bake anything and share it in the blog.

A few days ago I crave for something old fashioned, and remember this cake from my childhood time.  My auntie (my mom's younger sister) used to make this cake.

'Ontbijtkoek' is literally translated breakfast cake) or peperkoek (pepper cake) is a Dutch spiced cakeRye is its most important ingredient, coloring the cake a light brown. It is often spiced with clovescinnamonginger,succade and nutmeg. Several parts of the Netherlands have their own local recipe, of which the most famous is "Oudewijvenkoek" (old wives' cake) which is mostly eaten in the northern regions, and is flavored withaniseed. Ontbijtkoek is traditionally served at breakfast with a thick layer of butter on top, as a replacement for bread. However, due to its sweet taste it is also served as a snack. (from : Wikipedia).

But the one we know in Indonesia is a light cake type.  And we used the 'Spekkoek' spices or 'Bumbu lapis legit' (known as the spiced thousand layer cake which is very heavy in butter and eggs).

The recipe I got from the book 'Kue Nostalgia Belanda' or 'Netherlands Nostalgic Cake', its very simple.

Ingredients :
5 eggs
125 grms palm sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilli powder
1 tsp. cake emulsifier
125 gram all purpose flour  ]
1 tsp. spekkoek spices        ]      sift together
almond or kenari slices

How to :
1. Using electric mixer mix eggs, palm sugar, cake emulsifier and vannili until white and fluffy.
2. Pour sifted flour and spekkoek spices, mix well with wooden spoon or spatula.
3. Pour into loaf tin which has been smeared with margarin/oil and flour.  Put almond slices/kenari if using.
4.  Bake in oven (180 - 190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes until done.  Take out of the oven, but leave it in the tin for another 10 minutes then take out of the thin.
5.  Serve .

Enjoy your 'ontbijtkoek' or breakfast cake .....