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What exactly is ontbijtkoek? The Dutch word ontbijtkoek literally means breakfast cake, but don’t be misled into thinking that it is only eaten for breakfast! Ontbijtkoek differs from other cakes in that it is made with rye flour and contains a mixture of spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, to which it owes its characteristic flavour.

Peijnenburg’s ontbijtkoek

When it comes to ontbijtkoek, the brand Koninklijke Peijnenburg is the unquestioned market leader. This manufacturer has the honour of bearing the title Koninklijke, a distinction awarded by the King of the Netherlands to organisations considered to be of national value. Peijnenburg obtained this honorary title in 1983 on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.

The unmistakable red wrapper

You’ll find few Dutch people who are not familiar with Peijnenburg’s red wrapper, which has been around since the early days of the company, founded more than 130 years ago. Peijnenburg has always devoted special attention to the wrappers of its cakes. This sensitivity towards the packaging’s design is in part due to the close relationship between the founder’s son and several artists. It is also the founder’s son who in 1915 started to produce ontbijtkoek on an industrial scale.

When and how to eat ontbijtkoek

Despite what its name suggests, ontbijtkoek can be eaten at any time of day. It is an ideal mid-morning snack that will go very well with your cup of tea or coffee. Being a spiced cake, it is already very tasty on its own, although you may prefer to spread some butter or marmalade on top of it.

Did you know that...

  • the Dutch eat an average of 6 packages of ontbijtkoek per person per year, which amounts to an annual consumption of about a hundred million packages?
  • in Flanders and some regions of the Netherlands ontbijtkoek is also known as peperkoek, meaning pepper cake, because in the past people used to add pepper to it in the belief that it would chase demons away?
  • in the region of Kempen ontbijtkoek is also called pondkoek, that is pound cake, because it was formerly cut and sold by pound?
  • many Dutch people store their ontbijtkoek in a long tin that has been specially designed for the shape of this cake?
  • the ancient Egyptians already ate more than 4000 years ago a cake that resembles present-day ontbijtkoek?

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  • Brand Peijnenburg
  • Origin Holland
  • Net weight 475 g
  • Ingredients Glucose-fructose syrup, rye flour 38%, spices, sunflower oil, raising agent (sodium hydrogen carbonate, disodium diphosphate).
  • Information about allergies May contain traces of milk.

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