Christmas Baking Dutch Banket

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

For the past several years two of my friends, Holli and Tara, come over for a morning of baking. We also have a small "favorite things" gift exchange. 

We bake my Grandma Marie's Dutch Banket. (Bon-ket). My Grandma passed into Glory in 1996. She was only 66 years old. Grandma Marie was born in the Netherlands. She was an amazing cook and baker, loved the word 'beautiful' and laughed a lot. Occasionally she would get and give the giggles during prayer for whatever reason..You know when you start to laugh over nothing, but because it's the one time you can't then it gets worse?! We would be holding back full outright laughter (of joy!) by the time 'amen' came....grandpa did not think it was funny. Oh boy...lots of winks then we'd just start passing the food around the table!
We baked 40 sticks of Banket! Banket is a flaky Dutch pastry with an almond filling.

Grandma Marie's Dutch Banket Recipe. I'd love to know if you make this! 
Please tag #augustfieldsbanket on Instagram.

You can watch a bit of our joyful baking day here:


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