Poffertjes are everywhere too. It actually seems to be very popular down here to sell poffertjes at events in Australia — Just take a look around. I've seen them at two outdoor music festivals [Peats Ridge and Byron Bay Bluesfest] and sold as well from a hot dog-style cart on Australia Day. I was thinking of making some of those tonight for dessert... I do know how to make them from scratch and will add a twist of orange juice to the batter, just because. My recipe is attached below in this entry [click below to expand the blog entry].
Anyway, I have not forgotten what Koninginnedag was like when I lived in the Netherlands... I've remembered it since I left, and I aim to try to remember it each year. It was interesting to go to the center of the city and see how folks dressed in orange [oranjegekte = orange madness] and some sold their goods [vrijmarkt — the free market; more about this here] yard sale-style. It was always a gigantic day with events on TV, as well as events going on around in the cities and villages. If you've never experienced Queen's Day in the Netherlands, click here to learn more about it.
I've created today this mosaic [above], in honor of Queen's Day. I searched around inside and outside of the house to find whatever orange I could to share. I'm curious: those of you who are living outside of the Netherlands, are you celebrating Koninginnedag and how are you going to be doing it? Please do share in the comments here!
Last, but not least, here is my recipe for poffertjes:
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Ik wens jullie allemaal een fijne Koninginnedag!