Mr CC and I are back from our travels to Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands. I hadn’t expected that much from Amsterdam in terms of cakes and baking and was therefore pleasantly surprised by what we found...albeit most of it coming from one shop!
And were enjoyed in a comfortable and eclectic setting:
On our first visit I went for the Dutch apple tart, and Mr CC the chocolate truffle cake. I loved the generous helping of cinnamon with the apples – a perfect combination. Note that Mr CC started on his cake before I could get a photo...proof of how desperately he wanted to get stuck in!
On our second visit I chose the Mon Cherie which was a lovely balance of sweet and tart, and Mr CC chose the lemon tart. They get top marks for the generosity of the portion size:
Poffertjes are small puffy pancakes. I watched the stall holder to see how he prepared them – after cooking he dabbed butter on them which melted, and then a liberal dredging of vanilla sugar. Need I say they tasted divine?