Old year's day: baking day!
Today my husband started baking old year roll's and later our daughter took over. So here she is very busy rolling the old year rolls. Cookies served as a roll because the old year is now rolled up and lying closed in front of us. If you don't roll the cookies and leave them flat they symbolize the new year lying ahead of us, a year to discover and do new things. We add a little bit of cognac and anise seeds to make them taste even better. Yammie, yammie.While baking the old year's rolls the dough for the oil balls was rising and is now ready to bake the oil balls. Another Dutch tradition on old year's day!
Here you see the sun in our garden.And here you see the kids busy with fireworks. In Holland we are allowed to light fireworks from 10.00 a.m. on old year's day till 02.00 a.m. on new year's day. Our youngest son is really crazy about fireworks and has been looking forward to this day for nearly a month now, driving all of us nuts!! In the meantime the oil balls are slowly turning nice and brown in the oil.And here is the first load ready to be devoured! Yak, I like one or two when they are still warm but it is not my favourite dish! Too oily for me. But still a Dutch tradition I try to keep. Have a nice evening, enjoy the fireworks and see you back in 2008!