Ena Scheerstra

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 New Years Rolls Recipe

Dutch New Year’s Rolls

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



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


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 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.

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.

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!

Dutch Sugar Loaf

Dutch Sugar Loaf

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

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.

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.