Passing the baker on my way to work (yes on Saturday!), my eye fell on this heart shaped one. I am glad I live in an area where we still have a real baker. Even though they are not open on Sundays like they were in Denmark, real bakers are the best.
But clearly I had to get one of those, erhm ….
“I want one of those heartshaped ones.Is it a Jammie Dodger?”
Of course it wasn’t. This was just a normal heart shaped shortbread the baker told me.
He did have really big Jammie Dodgers though, he said. And they looked scrummy too, maybe next time.
I told him that the whole British cookie – biscuit – shortbread-Jammie Dodger-cake-scone tradition still is beyond me. It feels like you need a university degree to become a baker, just to learn about all those different type. He thought that was funny.
What would we call a cookie/biscuit like this in the Netherlands I wonder?
And I really need to plan a proper afternoon tea in London one day. Just to indulge in all this sweetness.
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Your baker tries to start Valentine’s Day early this year.
The ingredients are the same as in a ‘zandkoekje’ or ‘zandgebak’.
The link to Valentine’s Day had not even stroke my mind! Of course, that’s probably why he is selling them. I will check if he still has them after the 14th :) Zandkoekje, that’s it!
Thank you, Ingrid, for recommending Ghost Town. I just watched it and want to watch it again, it was so sweet. It’s okay to cry, and the laughs made up for it.
In Dutch maybe: kruimelkoek.
I was wondering if they still make Jammie Dodgers apparently according to Wikipedia they do and theres a recipe to make you own http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jammie_Dodger
@Michele I am glad you liked Ghost Town!!
@Mark – yes my local baker makes Jammie Dodgers. I never tried one from the baker but I will!