Monday, 8 December 2008

That's My World: Tradition.






 
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Another Dutch tradition is the Abraham any male, who is fifty, gets, and a female gets a Sarah. An Abraham is a big piece of pastry in the shape of a doll decorated with almonds and cherries. Last week, when I was having my birthday, we celebrated my son-in-law's fiftieth birthday at the same time and gave him the Abraham you see here.


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32 comments:

thyme said...

I'mm all for tradition, when it tastes of speculaas.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

hi R-Wil ,
I love this speculaaspop, also for christmas? I like it anyway..

My (snow)world is here:
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Sara G said...

That is a very cool tradition!!
Thanks for sharing.
And a belated Happy Birthday!!

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful family World.
Happy Birthday to you both...

antigoni said...

Beautiful tradition. Happy birthday Wil. Better late (the wishes) than never.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a wonderful tradition! REALLY cool.

Barbara Martin said...

What an interesting tradition. Do you have a recipe for these speculaas?

Sylvia K said...

What an interesting tradition! and I agree, they're even more so when they taste good! Thank you for the photo and the history!

babooshka said...

This was fascinating and a belated birthday wishes I see.

ewok1993 said...

That is one nice tradition. An Abraham or Sarah is something to look forward to getting when coming of "age".

fishing guy said...

Wil: What a neat tradition with the pastry. I wonder how being 50 came about, half a century?

imac said...

Sounds very tasty and a grand tradition too.

TCKK said...

That sounds like such a neat tradition. Thanks for sharing and Happy belated 75th Birthday Reader Wil!!!

Gramma Ann said...

I'm learning all kinds of new things out here in the blogger world.

Mary said...

What a neat tradition and it sure looks good to eat as well!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Sounds like a wonderful tradition. I doubt your daughters are old enough yet to receive a Sarah. Do they look different then the Abraham?

Indrani said...

Happy belated Birthday, Reader-Wil!
Nice read on the tradition and wishes to the new Abraham!

Louise said...

Wow! That is cool!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The flowers are beautiful!

FickleMinded said...

wow! what an interesting facts!
My World#4

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I like that tradition, ... and have never heard of it. Thanks for sharing.

Wren said...

That's a custom I didn't know - is it as yummy to eat as it is pretty in the box?

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love that tradition i can almost taste it

Gaelyn said...

What a nice tradition for ones
50th. I thought it was a wood carving. It looks too good to eat.

Dirk said...

Leuke traditie. We kennen wel de traditie in België, ikzelf werd Abraham enkele maanden geleden maar deze speculoos poppen hebben we niet bij ons in Vlaanderen.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Very interesting tradition. I'm not quite ready for my Sarah but my birthday is in a few days so it's getting closer and closer to that 5-0 mark. ugh!

marina said...

Happy birthday and Christmas! Yummy tradition!

Jedediah said...

Nice tradition, I have never heard of that. And it looks really tasty :)

kjpweb said...

Uh - Lebkuchen! Wunderbar! :)
Cheers, Klaus

Marites said...

oh..that looks good and it'll be a pity to eat it though. :)My world is here

The Good Life in Virginia said...

interesting post and interesting tradition :)
thank you for sharing that with us.

Arija said...

What a lovelytradition! My daughter turned 50 yesterday and my sister flew in trom Melbourne with a huge Torte with buttercream and the works. My sister is 76 and carried this immense weight keeping it level all through the ivast Melbourne airport. Now that's what I call a devoted godmother!.

Pretty Me!! said...

so good to knowof all these traditions :)