It’s almost 5 december and on that date we celebrate in the Netherlands Sinterklaas and I think you can compare it with Santa Claus, just a little bit earlier in December. We celebrate it 5 December. One of the traditions is that we ate lots of pepernoten. So today I share a recipe with pepernoten, called pepernoten muffins. If you like it, but you can’t buy them, this is the link to the recipe of the pepernoten.
How did some one think of the name pepernoten (in English: pepper nuts). In the earliest recipes one of the main ingredients was… pepper.
During time the recipe is adapted and a mix of spices is created. But pepper is stil an ingredient.
Spice mix for pepernoten
The spice mix for pepernoten smells delicious and everybody gots it’s own recipe. When I make my own, I usually mix the following spices (all grounded) as mentioned in the recipe below.
- If you don’t got paper cupcake forms or won’t use them, butter the baking form to easily release the muffins.
- Don’t use butter that’s easy to smear on room temperature. It can happen that the piping won’t last. Better choose a firm butter.
Recipe Pepernoten cupcakes
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