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.
- 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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- 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.
- Fold the ham into the currant bun so it doesn't hang too much over the sides of the bun
- Put the cheese slice on the ham and put the top of the currant bun back on to cover the cheese and the ham.
- Put the currant bun in the microwave for around 30 seconds
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.
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.