King’s Day Recipes

On April 27 the people in The Netherlands celebrate ‘Koningsdag’ or King’s Day in English. A big party where everyone dresses up in orange (the national color) or red, white and blue, the colors of the flag.
Especially for King’s Day I made four red, white and blue recipes.
They can also be used for the 4th of July (U.S.A.) or 14 juillet (France) of course!

King’s Day sandwich
koningsdag ontbijt

To start your day well, you should have a good breakfast. And what fits better on the breakfast table than a red, white and blue sandwich? This sandwich is vegan, doesn’t contain any added sugars and it provides you with energy and vitamins!
I used sugar free fruit spread, banana and blueberries to create the layers.

King’s Day strawberries
koningsdag aardbeien

This fruit snack is great to pack and take with you since you can already make it the day before. Simply drop a strawberry in melted white chocolate until 2/3 is covered and then dip it in blue sprinkles for 1/3. Store in the fridge.
Together with Foodie Channel I made a nice food video on how to make these red, white and blue strawberries, you can see it here.

King’s Day chocolate
koningsdag snack

I have to admit that this snack isn’t healthy. But after celebrating the whole day you can fix your sweet tooth with this kingsday chocolate! I melted 2 bars of white chocolate, poured it onto parchment paper and added some drops of melted red and blue chocolate. You can make it yourself by adding oil based food coloring to white chocolate but it might be easier to buy colored chocolate flakes (I bought mine in a cooking shop). Use a knife to create a swirl and decorate the chocolate with blue and red m&m’s. Set to cool in the freezer for at least one hour. Break it in chunks to make sure that everyone can have a piece.

King’s Day dessert
koningsdag dessert

This red, white and blue dessert is a great way to end your meal on Kingsday. It’s gluten free, sugar free and optionally vegan. And super easy to make, it only takes 3 ingredients and 1 minute of your time. Put two tablespoons of blueberries at the bottom of the glass, cover with two tablespoons of quark, greek yogurt or plant based yogurt and end with a layer of raspberries.

I hope everyone will have a great King’s Day!

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