Updated: Jul 7, 2020

Each family have their own Christmas traditions. Yours may involve wearing matching pyjamas while watching movies on Christmas eve, or the latest craze of 'elf on a shelf'. Whatever you do, your traditions are repeated year after year, creating everlasting memories from childhood to adulthood, reinforcing the values that are important at this time of year.

One tradition which is a Reymer family favourite is to have 'kerstkrans' - a traditional Dutch Christmas treat. Simple yet delicious, it is a tiny yet important part of celebrating the Christmas season. The Reymer family are not alone, and this is a favourite for many families with Dutch heritage.

Today we are sharing with you our recipe, guided by Oma's own, which we aim to replicate year after year, to create a Christmas tradition of our own.

Kerstkrans Christmas Treat


2 cups blanched almonds

Zest of 1 lemon

1 egg

150g castor sugar