Well, I think this recipe wins for being the easiest so far on my blog! It has only 3 ingredients and takes less than 2 minutes to prepare.
In the Netherlands, sprinkles have an entirely different use that I have yet to see here in the States. For breakfast, or even a midday snack, sprinkles are often seen on top of a buttered slice of bread. This treat isn’t reserved for only children either. It is enjoyed at all ages. You also plenty of options to choose from. In the Netherlands, flavors include (but definitely not limited to) milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, apple, elderberry, strawberry, raspberry, and even anise (popular following the birth of a baby). The shapes vary widely too.
Using higher quality ingredients makes this even more delicious. A creamy European butter is perfect. I could not find any natural sprinkles in my area, but a few are available on Amazon. I used the India Tree Chocolate Vermicelli, Natural, 2.6 Ouncefor the chocolate sprinkles. I also ordered the Dutch De Ruyter – Forest Fruit Sprinkles (all natural with real elderberry juice) (11 Oz.) for Chad since he doesn’t like chocolate. They did not have to high shipping cost when I got them last month. I hope I can find a local place that sells them when we move to try even more flavors! If you are able to find it locally, two of the most popular Dutch brands are De Ruijter and Venz.
The measurements for the ingredients I listed work well for my slice of bread. They may vary a little if your slice is larger or smaller. You basically just want a thin coating of butter- enough to make the sprinkles stick. The sprinkles should cover the bread completely in an even layer.
I don’t think it is very traditional, but I have used peanut butter in place of the unsalted butter. So delicious.
Boterham met Hagelslag (Dutch Bread with Sprinkles)
Adapted from Global Table Adventure
1 slice white or wheat bread
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
~1 1/2 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles (hagelslag)
Spread softened butter over slice of bread. Evenly cover with sprinkles. Serve immediately.