Dutch kruidnoten

Dutch kruidnoten
Makes: 10o kruidnoten
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  • 250 gr plain white flour
  • 8 gr baking powder
  • 125 gr brown sugar
  • 15 gr Dutch spice mix
  • 2 gr salt
  • 100 gr cold butter
  • 100 gr cold milk
Dutch spices mixture
  • 30 gr cinnamon (15 teaspoons)
  • 4 gr white pepper (2 teaspoons)
  • 4 gr ground cloves (2 teaspoons)
  • 4 gr nutmeg (2 teaspoons)
  • 2 gr ground coriander (1 teaspoons)
  • 2 gr ginger powder (1 teaspoons)
  • 1 gr ground cardamom (1/2 teaspoon)
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, Dutch spice mix and salt.
  2. Rub in the cold diced butter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  3. Add the cold milk and knead the dough quickly until smooth.
  4. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for at least half an hour up to 2 days.
  5. Preheat the oven to 175 °C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  6. Roll out the dough and cut this into pieces the size of your thumb nail. Roll these into small balls of half an inch diameter
  7. Place them on the baking tray without touching each other.
  8. Bake the kruidnoten in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown and done. They will harden when cooling.
Stuff to know
The finished kruidnoten are to be kept in an airtight container.
Using cold butter and milk prevents the dough from becoming too soft to work with. Kneading it too long would also make it too soft to handle.
Kruidnoten (literally spicy nuts) are a typical Dutch winter speciality.