Local Heart, Global Soul

November 28, 2014

Babies In Blankets, Lined Up In Rows…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

I’ve written about a few Dutch baby traditions before, and here are a few archive photographs of yet another one.

Once your new arrival has made their entrance into the world it’s customary in The Netherlands to offer your family and friends something like these sweet treats when they come and visit your new arrival for the first time.

Of course these are not the only type of  baby treats available… almost every local bakery has their own style of baby snacks, usually heavily featuring chocolate and/or  fondant and/or blue / pink “muisjes”.

“Muisjes” , although the word literally translates as “little mice” are sugar coloured aniseeds outlined in the link below, pink and white for girls and blue and white for boys.

They get their name because the seeds have nano sized stalks on them and when they are coated in the sugar, a little “tail” of sugar can form at one end of the seed.

More information on Muisjes, and better photographs can be seen in the link to the other post at the end of this post. I particularly like the fondant “babies in blankets”, I hadn’t seen this sort before. Also, at thirty Euro cents each, they are not expensive.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

A Dutch baby Tradition: “Beschuit met Muisjes”

1 Comment »

  1. What a lovely tradition. 🙂

    Comment by Elaine - I used to be indecisive — November 30, 2014 @ 10:26 pm | Reply

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