Pepperkoek – The Dutch Spiced Cake #Daring Bakers

For the month of December, Andrea from 4pure took us on a trip to the Netherlands. She challenged us to take our taste buds on a joyride through the land of sugar and spice by baking three different types of Dutch sweet bread. Out of the three sweet breads she suggested, I picked the pepperkoek – the dutch spice cake as I had just made a batch of gingerbread spice.   The Pepperkoek or the ‘pepper cake’ is a popular Netherlands cake. Also known as ontbijtkoek¬† and kruidkoek. ¬†Peperkoek¬† was a special and expensive treat in the old days as …