Le gateaux battu Picardie

Still in catchup mode – tonight we are baking from the recipe book of Picardy.¬† Le gateaux battu Picardie (or ‘beat cake’) is a specialty of the Somme area of France, and more specifically, Abbeville. It is basically a yeast cake, rich in butter and eggs.¬† It is traditionally hand beaten and baked in a…

Zeeuwse Bolus – Dutch Cinnamon Rolls

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 –…