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Catholic Recipe: Boterkoek


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 sticks butter or margarine ( 1 cup)
  • 1 cup (1/2 lb.) almond paste
  • 2 cups flour


Yield: 1 9x13 pan bars

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:11+

Origin: The Netherlands


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Also Called: Dutch Almond Butter Cake or Bars

Boterkoek is a favorite in the Netherlands, especially for the feast of St. Nicholas.


Mix eggs, sugar and margarine—blend well. Slowly add almond paste; add flour. Bake in greased and floured 9x13" pan (or 3 8–9" rounds); brush top with evaporated milk or sprinkle with sliced almonds and sugar.

Bake 325º 35–40 minutes.

Recipe Source: St. Nicholas Center: Discovering the Truth About Santa Claus , St. Nicholas Center