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Ena Scheerstra
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Ena Scheerstra has a lifelong love for food and cooking, starting to collect cookbooks at age 10. She spends most of her free time on cooking and everything food related. She is a strong believer of honest food, produced sustainable and sourced locally, and cultures her own vegetables on her balcony and in her small allotment. Her blog is very internationally orientated, reflecting the variety of food she cooks, but on Honest Cooking she is focusing on showing the world the wonders of Dutch food.

Dutch Curried Chicken Sandwich Salad

Dutch Curried Chicken Sandwich Salad

Deliciously spicy and creamy chicken salad is the perfect addition to a good loaf of bread, crackers, or toast.…

Dutch New Year’s Rolls

Dutch New Year’s Rolls

These crisp, sweet and buttery waffles are eaten on New Year's Day, plain or filled with whipped cream.…

Speculaas

Speculaas

Wintery Dutch spiced cookies, perfect with a cup of tea or coffee, or on a cold winter evening with hot chocolate.…

Vla – Dutch Custard

Vla – Dutch Custard

A delicious, indulgent, smooth, Dutch dessert.…

Pudding Streusel Pie

Pudding Streusel Pie

A specialty from the south of the Netherlands: A sweet yeasted pie base filled with lovely smooth and creamy custard topped with crunchy streusel.…

Dutch Spiced Breakfast Bread

Dutch Spiced Breakfast Bread

The perfect way to start your morning is with a sweet, moist and spicy breakfast cacke served with butter and coffee. …

Huzarensalade: Dutch Salad Olivier

Huzarensalade: Dutch Salad Olivier

This delicious delicate salad is perfect as a summer meal, but also works great as a buffet dish.…

Kibbeling: Deep Fried Battered Fish Pieces

Kibbeling: Deep Fried Battered Fish Pieces

Learn to make your own version of this typical Dutch street food at home for deep fried fish that you can control.…

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

Strawberry Chocolate Cake

A perfect cake to show off these Dutch 'summer kings'.…

Dutch Vegetable Soup with Meatballs

Dutch Vegetable Soup with Meatballs

A light and fragrant soup generously filled with vegetables, vermicelli and meatballs.…

Dutch Beef Croquettes

Dutch Beef Croquettes

A versatile savoury snack that is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.…

Dutch Potato and Leek Bake

Dutch Potato and Leek Bake

Dutch people usually make dishes like this with jarred or powdered sauces, but it is tastier to make it from scratch.…

Dutch-Indonesian Spekkoek

Dutch-Indonesian Spekkoek

A delicious, rich, spiced cake that is beautiful as well.…

Dutch Mille-Feuille

Dutch Mille-Feuille

This pastry is known all over the world under different names, but when it is orange you know for sure it is Dutch.…

Dutch Currant Buns

Dutch Currant Buns

These buns are very popular in the Netherlands and easy to make at home.…

Satay with Peanut Sauce

Satay with Peanut Sauce

A Dutch-Indonesian fusion dish made with delicious marinated pork and a sweet and spicy peanut sauce. …

The Dutch Bread Lunch

The Dutch Bread Lunch

Bread plays a very important role in Dutch cuisine. Get this side, and many other awesome recipes, on Honest Cooking today.…

The Dutch Snackbar

The Dutch Snackbar

This unique take-away restaurant concept can only be found in the Netherlands.…

Hachee – Dutch Beef Stew

Hachee – Dutch Beef Stew

This delicious traditional stew delivers a satisfying meal after making your house smell scrumptious the whole afternoon. Your neighbours will be jealous!…

Wintery Mash and Vegetables

Wintery Mash and Vegetables

Well-loved Dutch comfort food, perfect for cold and wintery days. …

Oliebollen – Traditional Dutch Doughnuts

Oliebollen – Traditional Dutch Doughnuts

These delicious Dutch doughnuts are an important part of the New Years Eve tradition in the Netherlands.…

Kerstkransjes – Dutch Christmas Cookie Recipe

Kerstkransjes – Dutch Christmas Cookie Recipe

These crisp, short, buttery cookies are eaten a lot in the Christmas season in the Netherlands.…

Pepernoten – Dutch Holiday Cookies

Pepernoten – Dutch Holiday Cookies

These delicious, bite-sized, spicy cookies are traditionally eaten for the holiday of Sinterklaas.…

Mini Guide – Culinary Secrets in Groningen, The Netherlands

Mini Guide – Culinary Secrets in Groningen, The Netherlands

Ena Scheerstra with a mini guide to the shops and restaurants that are the places to experience in culinary Groningen.…

Dutch Sugar Loaf

Dutch Sugar Loaf

Dutch sugar loaf (sûkerbôle) is a delicious sweet, sticky and gooey Frisian luxurious bread specialty.…

Taaitaai – Dutch Holiday Cookies

Taaitaai – Dutch Holiday Cookies

These chewy cookies taste similar to speculaas, and are traditionally eaten for the Dutch winter holiday of Sinterklaas. …

Dutch East Indian Nasi Goreng

Dutch East Indian Nasi Goreng

Dutch food is greatly influenced by one of its former colonies: the Dutch East Indies. One of the most popular dishes is Nasi Goreng, a very versatile fried rice dish.…

Real Dutch Apple Pie

Real Dutch Apple Pie

We all know apple pie is as American as apple pie. But actually apple pie is originally not American at all.…

Dutch Mussels with Vegetables, Herbs and Bacon

Dutch Mussels with Vegetables, Herbs and Bacon

Lovely flavourful mussels cooked in aromatic vegetables, herbs, bacon and white wine, finished with cream.…

Abraham’s Groninger Mustard – Local Dutch Heritage

Abraham’s Groninger Mustard – Local Dutch Heritage

The small mustard factory of Abraham's Groninger mustard still makes mustard the old-fashioned way... with a delicious result.…

Dutch New Herring – Maatjesharing

Dutch New Herring – Maatjesharing

Dutch new herring (maatjesharing) is herring prepared in a specific Dutch way and is seen as a great seasonal delicacy.…

Dutch White Asparagus with Ham, Egg, Butter and Parsley Potatoes

Dutch White Asparagus with Ham, Egg, Butter and Parsley Potatoes

Asparagus with ham, cooked egg, butter and parsley potatoes is the traditional Dutch way of serving white asparagus.…

Dutch Queens Day Food

Dutch Queens Day Food

A spicy cake filled with almond paste, covered in coloured icing and topped with rich buttercream.…

Paasstol – Dutch Easter Bread

Paasstol – Dutch Easter Bread

A rich and sweet bread filled with dried fruits and almond paste, traditionally served in the Netherlands during Easter.…

Traditional Dutch Pea Soup

Traditional Dutch Pea Soup

Pea soup is a hearty, warming winter meal and one of the signature dishes of the Netherlands.…

Dutch Pancake Recipe

Dutch Pancake Recipe

Ena Scheerstra introduces herself as a new contributor and shares the recipe and story behind Dutch pancakes.…