Tuesday, 7 December 2010


We had a great "Sinterklaas evening" last Sunday. In the previous year my mum all ways send us a box with dutch "Sinterklaas " treats, but now she is not with us anymore I made them myself. It is so different to celebrate a dutch tradition so far from home because you don't get inspired by others. We had some great fun and some tears when we went over the last year.

I made the filling for the almond cake myself with ground almond. It turned out really well.

Can't wait till next year and maybe the girls bring some nice boys home this year so we can introduce them to a great evening of fun.


Penelope said...

Hope you had a wonderful and special family time, your cake and biscuits look delicious xox

Margie said...

Oh Lien, it sounds like it was good fun celebrating, but sad for you all too. Your cake looks perfect. We had a good Sint too. Hugs Margie.

Heidi said...

Ziet er lekker uit. Leuk dat jullie de Nederlandse tradities niet vergeten. Enne...... nice boys???
Hangt er liefde in de lucht?? (mijn dochters zijn 9 en 6 dus hier alleen nog liefde voor de Sint ;-))

XO Heidi

D@nielle said...

oh als ik dat toch geweten had !!


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