4.29.2009

Dutch Letters

Last Friday I did a presentation in Oskaloosa, Iowa - in the heart of "Dutch Country", so had to buy a Dutch Letter at the local bakery. For those unfamiliar with these, they are an "S" shaped flakey pastry filled with almond paste. The "S" stands for Sinterklaas, which is the Dutch Santa Claus. Originally they were only served during Sinterklaas Day on December 6th. Luckily they are now available year round. {available}

2 comments:

anya said...

Interestingly, I haven't seen dutch letters made of pastry here in Amsterdam, just chocolate letters, which are sold only around Sinterklaas day.

Lisa Orgler said...

That is so interesting! It seems traditions always change when they cross the ocean!