How to make Dutch Boterkoek

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The Netherlands is known for many things. The country has a rich past, it’s known for its dikes and culture. A Dutch person works hard, is honest and says what he thinks. One part that the Dutch don’t really have is their own cuisine. There are a number of dishes that are typically Dutch. An example is Dutch Hutspot. Today a really typical Dutch snack. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make Dutch Boterkoek.

What is the definition of Boterkoek

The meaning of Boterkoek is:

”A snack that is famous in the Netherlands. It’s a typical Dutch Round cake with a large amount of butter. It’s made in a baking tin with an intersection of 20-24 cm. The top is golden brown and the taste is sweet and buttery.

Boterkoek

There is a good change you have never heard this name or even tried it. I’ve been eating this snack since I was little kid. It’s typically Dutch. There are comparable cookies abroad, but it is so easy to make and so delicious.

I was looking for the history of the boterkoek / butter cake, but unfortunately I can’t find anything about it. When you are in the Netherlands you can easily get this in the supermarket or at the local bakery. It is often eaten with a cup of tea or coffee. However, making it yourself is so much more fun and it taste much better. First of all, it is very easy. You need a few ingredients and a butter cake baking tin. For the rest it is a matter of mixing the ingredients and baking. The best way of eating this boterkoek is while it’s still a little warm. That is my personal preference anyway.

I really recommend you try this Authentic Dutch Boterkoek recipe! Do you like this recipe leave a comment below or leave a comment on my YouTube Channel! I will appreciate that too! If you have any tips or feedback? Let me know!

Boterkoek Recipe

This snack recipe is probably one of the most easy recipes you have ever made.
You need only need the following ingredients: granulated sugar, white castor sugar, unsalted butter, all purpose flour, egg and salt.

The first thing you need to do is unpack 300 grams of unsalted butter. Start cutting the butter in small cubes. It’s important that the butter is just from the fridge so not on room temperature. Place the small butter cubes in a mixing bowl together with 100 grams of granulated sugar and 100 grams of white castor sugar.

The fun part is starting: start kneading everything together with your hands. When the butter and the sugar are mixed together you start adding the flour. Add 300 grams of flour to the bowl and knead the dough until you get a ball. Cover the mixing bowl with a plastic foil and place the bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hour. The dough can rest. After 1 hour it’s time to spread the dough in the baking tin.

Boterkoek mold

For boterkoek you have special baking tins. You can choose from 20 or 24 cm shapes. When the dough is well spread in the mold, grab a fork. Here you make an authentic pattern. First make three vertical lines. Then you make horizontal slanting lines. Once you have made the lines, apply an egg wash to the top. After this, let the dough rest for another 30 minutes in the refrigerator. After the 30 minutes you provide the butter cake with the pattern again.

It’d now time to preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius. When preheating is done, place the boterkoek in the oven for 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown. It may be, depending on your oven, 19 minutes or 22 minutes. So keep an eye on the boterkoek at the end. When the butter cake is golden brown, let the snack cool down for a while. Personally, I like the butter cake best when it has just been out of the oven and has cooled down a bit. Then you have a warm boterkoek with an incredible buttery taste. The taste is amazing! Below the above steps are explained in concrete steps.

How to make Dutch Boterkoek in steps

Below you can find the summary of the steps:

  1. Unpack the 300 grams of unsalted butter and cut them in small cubes. Add the butter cubes to a mixing bowl.
  2. Add 100 grams of granulated sugar and 100 grams of white castor sugar to the mixing bowl. Knead everything together.
  3. Add 300 grams of flour to the bowl and knead the dough into a ball.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic foil and let the dough rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
  5. After 1 hour spread the dough evenly in the baking tin.
  6. Create the authentic pattern with a fork.
  7. Brush the dough with the egg wash and let the dough rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  8. After 30 minutes create the authentic pattern again.
  9. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
  10. Bake the Boterkoek for 20 minutes on 200 degrees celcius golden brown.
  11. After the 20 minutes let the cake cool until room temperature or cool completely. Enjoy this Dutch Boterkoek!

Other Snack Options

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Dutch Boterkoek Ingredients

To make this fantastic snack you only need two ingredients. These ingredients are: granulated sugar, white castor sugar, unsalted butter, all purpose flour, egg and salt. You can find the recipe below or watch the cooking video on my YouTube Channel!

dutch boterkoek recipe

 

dutch boterkoek

Dutch Boterkoek

Nolynskitchen
An easy snack: Authentic Dutch Boterkoek. This is a really easy recipe and gives you the best result. It's a classic recipe I use for many years! Enjoy this Boterkoek with friends and family!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Refrigerator 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 10 Persons
Calories 369 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Baking Tin

Ingredients
  

  • 100 grams Granulated Sugar
  • 100 grams White Castor Sugar
  • 300 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 300 grams All purpose flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • Unpack the 300 grams of unsalted butter and cut them in small cubes. Add the butter cubes to a mixing bowl.
  • Add 100 grams of granulated sugar and 100 grams of white castor sugar to the mixing bowl. Knead everything together.
  • Add 300 grams of flour to the bowl and knead the dough into a ball.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic foil and let the dough rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
  • After 1 hour spread the dough evenly in the baking tin.
  • Create the authentic pattern with a fork.
  • Brush the dough with the egg wash and let the dough rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • After 30 minutes create the authentic pattern again.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius.
  • Bake the Boterkoek for 20 minutes on 200 degrees celcius golden brown.
  • After the 20 minutes let the cake cool until room temperature or cool completely. Enjoy this Dutch Boterkoek!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 10mgPotassium: 46mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 773IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Dutch Boterkoek
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FAQ Dutch Boterkoek

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What is Boterkoek?
A Boterkoek is a typical Dutch Round cake with a large amount of butter. It’s made in a baking tin with an intersection of 20-24 cm.

How long does it take to make?
The total recipe will take 125 minutes.

Which ingredients do I need for this recipe?
The ingredients for this recipe are: granulated sugar, white castor sugar, unsalted butter, all purpose flour, egg and salt.

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