Zeeuwse Bolus – Dutch Cinnamon Rolls

Zeeuwse Bolus – don’t judge the book by its cover!

Okay, so cinnamon scrolls are pretty popular with my family, so what better treat to bake this afternoon than the Dutch version – Zeeuwse Bolus.

These sweet treats are reputedly of Jewish origin and a local to the Dutch province of Zeeland in The Netherlands.  They are sweet, tasty and definitely ugly in appearance – but I wont hold that against them!

Contrary to the cinnamon scrolls that I am familiar with, these treats are coated inside and out  in a heady mix of cinnamon and dark brown sugar.  I read in my research that the name for these treats stems from the Latin word for ball, which has since been adapted in the common vernacular to refer to ‘poo’ simply because of the way these sweet treats look.  Having now baked them, I cannot beg to differ… that is exactly what they look like, but don’t let that deter you.  They taste absolutely delicious!

Happy baking!

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