|Flipje is sharing Betuwe goodies |
with his friends.
Arretje Nof was another one of those concoctions of the marketing agencies. The Nederlandse Olie Fabriek (Dutch Oil Factory, or NOF) published regularly booklets about the adventures of a young Arab boy called Arretje-NOF. The cartoons could be purchased by saving coupons with points that were printed on the packaging of NOF products. Not many remember the cartoons but the one thing that, to this day, appears prominently in traditional Dutch desserts is the so-called Arretje's Cake.
2 sticks butter
About 60 dry cookies
1 1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cacao powder
1 egg (or a splash of milk, if you don't want to consume possibly raw egg)
Melt the butter slowly, until just melted. Mix the sugar, cacao and egg in a separate bowl, carefully stir in the butter until you have a thick chocolaty paste. Smash the cookies into small bits, add them to the chocolate and stir until everything's well mixed. Line a cake form with plastic film, pour in the cake batter and pat down to remove all air bubbles. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours, then cut thin slices of the cake with a wet knife. This cake is extremely rich!