In the Netherlands tonight, Saint Nicholas' eve, is the night that Sinterklaas comes with gifts for all the kiddies.
This is also the holiday with which one of my favourite Flemish baked goodies are associated - pepernoten.
Mmmm, let's make some now!!
Preheat your oven to 180C
In a bowl mix together:
125g self-raising flour
50g brown sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp mixed spice
Now knead until you have a smooth ball of dough.
Roll dough into teaspoon-ish sized balls (if you make them small enough to be 'one-biters' then you can pop one in between rows!)
Now bake for about 15 minutes, or so.
Ok, I don't know, I guess it depends how big the balls are - just bake until kinda golden and crunchy