Banket Making….

This morning my sisters, my niece and nephew and my dad met in my kitchen to bake Banket…

Banket (bahn-KET), banketstaaf or letterbanket is a sweet pastry that originated in the Netherlands and is popular in the Christmas season.

Banket is made by rolling pastry dough around an almond paste filling and then baking it. The log is then cut into short lengths for serving, hot or cold. It can also be frozen and enjoyed after the holiday season, especially on Saint Nicholas’ eve, 5 December.

The term letterbanket or banket letter refers to the tradition of bending the uncooked logs into the shape of letters. The baked letters would then be used to spell out messages such as Merry Christmas on a holiday feast banquet table.

We remember my Dad making this when we were kids and this year we thought it would be great for him to teach us…

Below are a few pictures to show the fun, the work and the wonderful finished product…

We had so much fun and such good product that next year we may be taking orders…

The baking begins...
The baking begins…
Hand mixing makes for excellent pastry dough...
Hand mixing makes for excellent pastry dough…
our taste tester...
our taste tester…
Getting a bit messy...
Getting a bit messy…
obvious delight in beautiful dough...
obvious delight in beautiful dough…
wonderful almond paste...
wonderful almond paste…
Another place that it takes a village...
Another place that it takes a village…
sealing with egg glue...
sealing with egg glue…
a beautiful and tasty finished product...
a beautiful and tasty finished product…

Author: trishborgdorff

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One thought on “Banket Making….”

  1. umm I can just taste it!!! glad YOU know how to make it now! Blessings of the season, Betty

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