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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Dutch Hagelslag & Bread

Here is a quick breakfast / treat from Netherlands with hagelslag aka a 'hailstorm' of Dutch sprinkles on buttered bread. I have been making these sprinkles n' bread for my daughter ever since I came across the Australian version, fairy bread. While fairy bread is considered a kids' treat, this bread with hagelsag is commonly eaten in Netherlands by all ages and is a popular one. Dutch hagelsag (sprinkles) were invented in 1936 by a Dutch company named Venz which became popular because of it. They created the first machine to produce the tiny cylindrical shaped treats and named them after their resemblance to a local weather phenomenon of hail. All sprinkles seem to not qualify for being called hagelsag. Only those sprinkles with cacao percentage of more 32% can bear the name chocolade hagelslag. Nowadays hagelslag comes in all shapes, sizes and flavors. 
A good quality chocolate sprinkles should do for those who don't have access to the original deal. All one needs to make this treat are some bread slices, good quality butter and sprinkles. One can use the white bread or the brown one. (They can be toasted if preferred.) Slather the bread slices with softened butter generously and sprinkle on hagelslag. 


Ganga said...

I love fairy bread - it is a common food at kid's parties, but not just for the kids :)

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said...

I am sure kids would go crazy for this bread. Very nice pick.

Priya Suresh said...

Thats an incredible find, definitely a kid's friendly dish.. A crowd pleaser as well. Easy and fabulous idea.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

This is such a lip smacking way to begin the day. I have never heard of this and I need to make this for my boys. I am sure they will eat this morning and evening.

Harini R said...

Wow! such an easy one and I am sure the kids will love this anytime.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This recipe sounds so easy and with this amount of butter and sprinkles, this must taste absolutely fantastic.

Sandhiya said...

Fairy Bread, the name itself sounds fascinating. Sure kids would go crazy for this. Lovely share, first time hearing about this dutch delicacy !!!

Chef Mireille said...

The Dutch philosophy for breakfast is stick anything on bread and it's breakfast. Whenever I visit my Dutch family, the amount of things that make its way to the breakfast table to put on bread is truly amazing to me!

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Priya Srinivasan said...

i have heard about fairy bread, this one looks inviting, chocolate sprinkles definite winner with kids!