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Store-bought ontbijtkoek

Dutch Spiced Breakfast Quick Bread

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  • Author: Ena Scheerstra
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 1x


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


  • 120 g rye flour
  • 120 g all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp cardamon
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp aniseed
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 170 g honey
  • 75 g dark molasses/treacle
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 ml warm milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 150C.
  2. Line a loaf tin.
  3. Mix rye flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and ground spices in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix brown sugar, honey, molasses, vanilla extract and warm milk, until everything is mixed well.
  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until it is a smooth batter.
  6. Pour in the prepared loaf tin and place in the preheated oven.
  7. Bake for 80 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Cover the top with aluminum foil when it gets too dark.
  9. Leave to cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then take it out and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Alternatively leave to cool completely in the tin, or wrapped in foil, to get a soft instead of a crispy outside.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 80 mins
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dutch
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