View Full Version : Need help from our dutch ladies...
27-11-2011, 04:48 PM
Ok, when I was a child my Mom used to make these meringue nests with mocha icing
she called them "Schimpijes" (I have no idea how to spell it, just making a guess here) and she's on holidays in Palm Springs so I can't phone her and ask. Well even if she was home, she talks in half dutch, half english LOL so I'm bound to screw up the recipe. Any of you ladies know what it is, and have a recipe for it?
28-11-2011, 07:13 AM
You mean schuimpjes :wink3: Lemme see if I can find a recipe for you - brb
28-11-2011, 07:15 AM
Okay here's the recipe in Dutch; I'll put the translation underneath it
2 eiwitten75 gram kristalsuiker25 gram basterdsuiker1 zakje vanillesuiker
Bedek de beboterde bakplaat met vetvrij papier en bestrijk dit papier ook dun met boter. Doe de eiwitten in een schone kom en gebruik schone gardes in de mixer. Meng de kristal-, basterd- en vanillesuiker door elkaar. Klop de eiwitten half stijf en klop dan, bij gedeelten, de suiker er door. Klop zolang, tot de kristalsuiker opgelost en het eiwit stijf is. Vul een spuitzak met een grof gekarteld spuitmondje en spuit ronde of langwerpige schuimpjes op de bakplaat. Plaats de bakplaat in het midden van de voorverwarmde oven van 125 graden C. Dit gebak wordt bij een lage temperatuur eigenlijk gedroogd. Haal de schuimpjes, als ze na 1,5 Š 2 uur bakken klaar zijn, voorzichtig van de bakplaat.
And here is the original site as there are also recipes in case you need to make changes for someone with allergies http://www.mijnreceptenboek.nl/recept/speciale_gelegenheden/schuimpjes-132.html
28-11-2011, 07:25 AM
2 eggs (white only!)
75 grams of sugar
25 grams of brown sugar
1 pouch vanilla sugar
Grease a cookie sheet and put grease free paper on it; put a light layer of butter on the paper as well. Put the egg whites in a clean bowl (yeah what are they thinking you're gonna put it in a dirty bowl?? :rofl2::giggle:) and put CLEAN thingies in the hand mixer (can't come up with the English name; you know the beating things :biggrin8:). Mix all the different sugars together in another bowl. Now beat the egg whites until they are half stiff and gradually add the sugar to it in parts.
Keep whisking/beating the mixture until the sugar has dissolved and the egg whites are stiff.
Now grab a decorator bag/cake icing bag with a jagged edge and create round or long shapes on the baking paper.
Place the baking tray in the oven you have pre-heated to 125C. Normally this type of 'cake' is being dried (?). Take the schuimpjes out of the oven when they are done after 1 and a half to 2 hours and carefully remove them from the baking sheet.
Now go eat yourself sick hon! :25r30wi::giggle:
28-11-2011, 10:25 AM
Oh, yum, schuimpjes (http://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&q=schuimpjes%20mocca&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&biw=1366&bih=639&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw)!!! :flower2:
28-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Just thinking about it makes me feel sick ... definitely not something that makes me happy.
Good luck with the baking !
28-11-2011, 01:32 PM
how much is "one pouch vanilla sugar"???
I love meringues.
The reason they specify "clean" is that you can't have made a cake or something else with eggs, and then use the same bowl (you know, those people who cook like mad on one day)... and it can't be wet either I think, or the egg whites just won't do what they are supposed to do for meringues (stiffen?)...
Maybe I can help with the mocha icing... I think I had a recipe somewhere, though I never had icing with my meringues.... interesting idea.
We had them with a bit of ice cream sandwiched between two meringues, and some strawberry jam (more like a sauce, not too sweet) on top! Sometimes my grandmother would put mini chocolate chips in them too. She'd also tint them pastel pink, green and yellow... maybe even blue but I don't remember blue ones.
Don't try making meringues on a humid day though.... won't be as good.
28-11-2011, 03:25 PM
Oooooooooooooooo thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!!! Petra you rock!!!!! From now on when I need a recipe you get to call my mom for me!!!!!! Giggles!!!!!!!!!!
28-11-2011, 03:27 PM
France I would love to hear your mocha icing recipe!!!!
28-11-2011, 03:39 PM
1 pouch of vanilla sugar is 8 gr or 10 gr depending on the brand.
28-11-2011, 04:13 PM
Jen I think out here they come in little pouches that are about the same size as the yeast packages
28-11-2011, 05:15 PM
Yeah they are tiny packages like Katja said; I have never seen them here in the States though but then again I don't bake so not paying a whole lot of attention to it :giggle:
Jen what's wrong with your Mom that you want me to call her?? :25r30wi: Speaking of Dutch stuff, do you like speculaas?
28-11-2011, 10:20 PM
ROFLMAO... nothin' wrong with me ma... she just speaks so fast in dutch and rattles off crap, and I don't always understand what she's sayin... she's going back to her native language, and it's so bad sometimes I say "oh yeah, uh huh" and I have no clue what she's saying. I try to tell her to speak s l o w e r.....
SPECULAAS????????????????? DONT TELL ME YOU HAVE A RECIPE FOR THAT!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY HEXCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!! :worship::worship::worship::worship::worship:
28-11-2011, 11:17 PM
Speculaas is real easy to make but can you get speculaaskruiden (speculaas spice)?
28-11-2011, 11:52 PM
yes WE CAN!!!!!!!!!! I live in a dutch community... trust me!!!!!!!! Oh, do you mean gevelde speculaas? I have a awesome recipe for that... you know the one with the almond paste in the middle?
29-11-2011, 02:29 AM
Yeah I know it and love it but you can make speculaasbrokken which is pretty much the same as making cookies you just add the speculaaskruiden ;P You just make them thicker and bake them harder like Dutch cookies are and create big chunks so to speak like this
And you can also put shaved almonds on top if you like those :)
Here's a recipe in English http://mianmianzhu.blogspot.com/2007/12/speculaasbrokken-on-sinterklaas.html
you can also roll them into little balls and then put them on a cookie sheet so they are flat on the bottom and round on top; we call those pepernoten (literally translated pepper nuts). Same flavor as speculaas just small bites :)
29-11-2011, 02:36 AM
Oh YuM! I'll look for an icing recipe for you Jen!!!!
you are making me hungry!
29-11-2011, 04:04 AM
ooooooooooooooooooo France, Petra is naughty... she's making me hungry too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
29-11-2011, 04:11 AM
29-11-2011, 05:46 AM
Jen, are you looking for cake icing or a drippy icing that you drizzle on the meringues?
04-12-2011, 06:08 PM
France, I don't do drippy icing... oh man that sucks!!!!!!! LOL but usually cake icing is so sweet, I'm going to have to wait for my mom to get back so I can get the recipe off of her:)
05-12-2011, 05:44 AM
ok. I didn't know if you wanted to drizzle it on the meringue... but I think meringue is nice without icing! when you get the recipe, please share. I've barely got time to scratch myself these days!!!
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