Appeltjes van Oranje
The 30th of April 2013 is a great day for the Dutch nation as we are celebration the crowning of a new King.
The whole nation will celebrate the farewell of their precious Queen Beatrix and welcome her eldest son Willem Alexander and his wife as the countries new King and Queen.
As a Dutch National myself i would like to dedicate this wonderful Orange Cheese cake to the crowning of our new King.
Appeltjes means” Apples”, van means” from” and Oranje means ” Orange “, Apples of Orange in other words Oranges. It is used this way in a Dutch song we used to sing as children when i lived in The Netherlands.
Hiep hiep Hoera, Lang leven de Koning.
Heat the fresh juice in a saucepan and leave it to come to a boil. Squeeze the gelatine that you left to soak and stir this into the hot juice. Pour the citrus/ gelatine mixture into a bowl and place in another larger bowl, filled 1/3 with ice cold water ( and ice).
Allow the juice to cool this way till you can see the gelatine is starting to solidify around the edges of the bowl. Take your cake out the fridge and pour over your citrus/ gelatine mix. Now leave your cake to cool for at least 3 hours then serve with freshly whipped cream.
Now in The Netherlands they would say ” Eet smakelijk” which means;
” Enjoy your meal”
Where can we find The Netherlands in the world?
The old Dutch Queen Beatrix:
The New Dutch King William Alexander and his Queen Maxima:
( crowned 30th April 2013 )