Friday, 1 June 2018


My husband sent me three photos from a bakery in the city of Tiel. Bread chocolate confectionery G. van Ooijen has more than 80 types of bread and small breads and the finest patisserie in its range. Sometimes authentic recipes of his (grand) father, whom G. van Ooijen took over the bakery.


Most of all I love the breads ouside the bakery with the tulips. You can buy there the famous carnival cake (kermiskoek). 

Historically, the Dutch Carnival Cake was made solely in October for the autumn carnival of Tiel. It used to be given as a wedding proposal present. A farmer’s son bought a Carnival Cake for his beloved. If the girl gave him a slice of the cake on the eighth or fourteenth day after the proposal, they would get engaged. If she did not serve the cake, she turned down his offer. Nowadays the offering of the lovecake is not a proposal anymore, but a token of love and appreciation between partners, family and friends. (Source: Wikipedia)

Its old recipe holds a variety of ingredients among which are freshly harvested rye flour and freshly harvested honey from the Betuwe region, additionally the cake is enriched with rock candy. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mijn man liep tijdens zijn pauze langs deze bekende bakkerij in Tiel. Hij maakte vlug deze foto's met zijn telefoon. Omdat hij wist hoe grappig ik deze reclame zou vinden. 


Brood- en banketbakkerij G. van Ooijen draagt het predicaat: Hofleverancier. Dat is een Koninklijke onderscheiding voor kleine en middelgrote bedrijven, voor bedrijven van tenminste honderd jaar oud met een heel erg goede reputatie in de regio. Deze bedrijven onderscheiden zich door hun soliditeit, en continuïteit en natuurlijk hun uitstekende kwaliteit. 


  1. It looks like a welcoming bakery.

  2. Bakeries are wonderful. Delicious smells come out of the bakery in our town when I walk by in the morning.

  3. Delightful story of the carnival cake. And a charming bakery with the tulips outside.

    Happy first day of June, Aritha!


  4. Een prachtig pand en leuke decoraties zo voor het pand.

    Groettie van Patricia.

  5. The bakery is so cute. I know it must have a sweet smell. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Madeline

  6. Oh I love the tradition of the love cake. So sweet... play on words. I'd love to visit that little bakery. Hope you're doing well, sweet Friend. 💜

  7. Looks like a great bakery, Hope all is well, all the best to Ralph. Diane

  8. It seems that what is inside this bakery must be delicious! And the bread flowerpots under the shop window are lovely! The story around the kermiskoek is a beautiful and moving one. Cakes are often linked to love and engagement, like in fairy tales. Have a nice Sunday! Sandrine

  9. I love the smell in the bakeries.
    It seems a lovely bakery.
    Have a happy sunday
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  10. Ha Aritha, leuke serie, inderdaad goed gevonden deze reclame voorstelling.
    Groet Kees.

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