Every month here at school, the kids and I get super excited about our unit studies!
Each child has their own binder in which we fill with fun and interesting facts about geography, history or science.
To start off this September, we chose to study Holland!. Since my husband has a Dutch background, we thought it would be perfect to learn all about it.
The Kids (and myself) learned all about the Netherlands! From their colourful buildings, canals and dikes, to their comforting dutch cuisine
As a small project, the children helped me make a traditional full Dutch meal. Which by the way, has no concept of calorie intake! We made Gehaktballen, (Large meatballs) Andijviestamppot (mashed potatos with bacon and kale), and to end the meal – Bossche Bollen (A filled doughnut)
Today, that’s just what I wanted to share with you. A classic dutch treat …… Bossche Bollen.
We had so much fun making these delicious (once in a while) treats! Try these with the kids ….. you won’t be disappointed.
- 1/3 Cup water
- 2 Tbsp butter
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/3 Cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup (250 ml) whipping cream
- 2 tbsp powdered (icing) sugar
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 7/8 cup (100 g) powdered (icing) sugar
- 1 Dark Chocolate bar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Heat the water and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and add flour. Combine until mixture forms a ball. Add the pinch of salt and eggs. Stir until fully combined.
- Divide the dough into balls and place onto the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until puffy and golden. Cool on wire rack.
- Beat the heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of the sugar until stiff peaks form. Taste the cream and add another tablespoon of sugar if desired. Poke a hole in the bottom of each puff and then use a piping bag to fill each with whipped cream.
- Melt chocolate bar over a double boiler and add the tablespoon of oil. Stir until combined and then let chocolate cool for a few minutes. Then dip the puffs head first into the chocolate (or spoon chocolate over the puffs on a wire rack).
- Cool in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes, or until chocolate is hardened.
We made enough, that we were able to give some away to neighbours which is always a treat to do.
There you have it …… study a country, make their food, and have fun learning!