Amandelstaaf - Dutch Pastry Filled with Flavorful Almond Paste (also called banketstaaf)
The banketstaaf, with its flaky pastry and center of amandelspijs (almond paste), is pretty much as traditional as it gets for the Dutch holidays, and perfect for your Holiday table along with other treats.
This is a delicious treat that serves extremely well with afternoon tea or your coffee. in Holland there are many variations and forms of this pastry. They come in letters, or expressive shapes. The larger, the better, because the entire family and circle of friends wants to enjoy this traditional Dutch Goodie!