Have you ever been cruising through your day and WHAM! you get hit with a smell that takes you back to an exact moment in time? It may be fresh baked bread but in my case it is Dutch Breakfast Koek.
In Holland, where my husband is from, this is a familiar sight and smell for families as they gather at the table before separating for the day and going to school and work.
I have been learning about the health benefits of essential oils recently and putting into practice diffusing various blends in our home for healing as well as for scent (aromatherapy).
It amazes me that when God created the world he placed in it all of the plants that we currently derive our typical pharmaceuticals from, as well as providing us with the healing properties of the essential oils from these plants! The essential oils I use are dōTERRA based on their oil purity, Healing Hands program and therapeutic grade oils.
Fun Fact: The word dōTerra is a combination of two Latin words: dō meaning gift or gifts of; Terra meaning the Earth! dōTerra = Gifts of the Earth which I think is simple and beautiful!
Back to some smells in the kitchen! Today I came up with this little ditty by accident and there I was, in Oma’s Kitchen as if by magic!
Recipe for Dutch Breakfast Koek ~ With Love From the Schuur Family of Utrecht in the Netherlands 🇳🇱
Dutch Breakfast Koek
- 2c. Flour
- 1c. Sugar
- 1c. Boiling Water
- 1/2c. Golden Raisins
- 2 tbsp Butter or Margarine
- 1 Egg Well Beaten
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 tsp Allspice
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- Boil water, add raisins and butter. Let stand for 5 minutes to “plump”
- Stir together all dry ingredients
- Add water/raisin mixture to dry mixture and beat well
- Whip beaten egg into mixture
- Pour batter into 2 loaf pans either greased or covered with parchment paper
- Bake at 325 degrees for (40) forty minutes
- Slice and serve warm with butter or cool with butter
If you’re running short on baking time in the mornings, you can recreate the smell of this heavenly breakfast treat! Try the following essential oil diffuser blend. This blend was created for a 300ml diffuser, reduce by 50% for a 150ml diffuser.
This blend not only smells like home but has some incredible health benefits when diffused in your home or office!
Clove (above) is only one of the (4) four essential oils used in this blend! For more information on the other essential oils in Oma’s Kitchen, the health benefits of essential oils or to purchase essential oils, diffusers or other accessories check out my dōTERRA web page Hope~Grace~Healing!
If you have any specific questions feel free to leave a comment or question here!
Happy blending and brewing!