Dutch Currant Bun With Melted Cheese & Ham

Dutch Currant Bun Served

Dutch currant bun or Krentenbollen as it is known in The Netherlands is a sweet bread roll baked with currants or raisins mixed into the dough. Dutch currant bun is usually eaten for breakfast, brunch or for a quick snack at any time of the day. Dutch nationals like to eat their currant bun warm or cold and complemented with either a savoury or a sweet topping or filling.

This microwave recipe is for a warmed quick snack made with a shop bought currant bun filled with ham and melted cheese. This time, I used Dutch gouda and mustard ham bought from Tesco, but you can use any type of cheese or ham.

You'll Need

  • 1 Currant bun from a packet
  • 1 slice of dutch gouda cheese
  • 1 slice of processed ham - pork, turkey, chicken, Quorn or whatever you prefer


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  1. Slice the currant bun in half through its middle then put the top half to one side and the bottom on to a microwave safe plate.
  2. Fold the ham into the currant bun so it doesn't hang too much over the sides of the bun
  3. Put the cheese slice on the ham and put the top of the currant bun back on to cover the cheese and the ham.
  4. Put the currant bun in the microwave for around 30 seconds
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To Serve Dutch Currant Bun With Melted Cheese & Ham

Simply let the bun cool down for a minute as the cheese will be bubbling hot. You can eat your currant bun with your breakfast with a coffee or as a snack at any time with a tea, fruit juice or a beer depending on the situation.

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Dutch Currant Bun With Melted Cheese & Ham Tips

Dutch currant bun can be tried with other toppings. Instead of ham you could spread a little fruit jam on the bun to go with the cheese. Alternatively if you want to keep it simple, just add a knob of butter to the currant bun before warming it up.

Recommended Drink - Pilsner Lager

The Dutch are famous for their pilsner lagers which are sweeter than lagers from other parts of Europe. Famous brands include Grolsch, Amstel and what they say is "...probably the best lager in the world" - Heineken.

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