It’s time to reveal my Foodie Penpals goodies for the month of May!
This month my parcel came from Julia, who lives in the Netherlands! She made sure to send me some typical Dutch specialities. This is what I love the most about the Foodie Penpals party, being able to try new foods from many different countries without travelling. (Side note: I do love travelling, but it’s hard find the time to do so these days.)
Here’s what I received:
Hagelslag: This is the Dutch word for sprinkles! As I understand it, hagelslag is a popular bread topping, similar to fairy bread. This box contains several different varieties, and I’m especially looking forward to trying the chocolate ones.
Rooibos tea: I really love tea! I have a cup of green or herbal tea almost every day, and rooibos is a nice change of flavor in my cup.
Syrup wafers: I remember having a larger version of those and loving them, so I opened this bag immediately after seeing it. Those mini wafers are lovely, full of caramely goodness.
Tea strainer: Isn’t this the cutest tea strainer ever?! It’s a strawberry! I think I still have a box of loose leaf tea in my pantry, and I’m going to try this pretty little thing very soon.
Pudding mix: As far as I understand, you simply mix the contents of the box with two cups of milk and heat it on the stove for a few minutes. This mix even contains cookie bits! I haven’t had one of those in ages, so I’m quite exited to give it a try.
Gingerbread: Actually I love gingerbread, I even have a recipe for it on my blog, but these are way beyond my sugar threshold. They are incredibly sweet! I was already thinking about how I could use them, maybe turning them into bread pudding, but then my husband took a bite and claimed them for himself. He says they are great with butter on top. Fine with me!
Thanks again, Julia, for your lovely parcel!