On the 14th of November, Sinterklaas is coming with his steamboat to the Netherlands! After he will arrive in the Netherlands, he is going to bake his famous ‘pepernoten’ with you.
Buy everything on the shopping list, so you will make sure you will have the best pepernoten!
NOTE: You will need an oven to make them!
Shopping list:
- 150 grams of unsalted butter
- 125 grams of dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of gingerbread spices
- 250 grams of self-raising flour
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- 4 tablespoons of semi-skimmed milk
- Baking paper
And the shopping list in Dutch (it maybe helps you in the supermarket;))
- 150 g ongezouten roomboter
- 125 g donkere basterdsuiker
- 2 el speculaaskruiden
- 250 g zelfrijzend bakmeel
- ½ tl zout
- 4 el halfvolle melk
- Bakpapier
If you do not know Sinterklaas, then here a short explanation:
Sinterklaas is a Dutch tradition where Sinterklaas comes from Spain every year in his steamboat with his many helpers, called ‘Pieten’ (Petes).
On his boat, they transport many presents for all children who behaved well throughout the year. Every night until December 5th, children put their shoes near the chimney in the house, sing songs, and leave behind food for Amerigo, the horse of Sinterklaas.
If they are lucky, Sinterklaas will pay a visit and surprise them with presents in their shoes.
On the 5th of December, Sinterklaas visits many children in their house.
The kids may then thank Sinterklaas and his Pieten and get a lot of candy and more presents.
On December 6th, Sinterklaas returns to Spain.