Well what can I say other than wow all my dreams have come true when I eat these biscuits. When you’re in Europe and you order a coffee and they bring you a lovely little biscuit on the side that is so yummy and delicate and you wish you could make some at home. Well now you can using Vandotsch Speculaas Spice Mix.
We were recently asked by The Speculaas Spice Company to try their spice mix out and I am so glad they did.
Today we gave some biscuits a try and we just made standard round biscuits today just to try the mixture out and the taste before having a go using the mould they provided which is a windmill shape and very traditional to their Dutch origins. The smell was amazing and the cinnamon in the spices gave it such a Christmas feel.
The spice mix is from a traditional recipe their grandmother used and they have now shared it with the world and I am one happy baker who uses it.
Biscuit recipe we used from the website
100g plain flour
10g (2 teaspoons) vandotsch speculaas spice mix
2.5g (½ teaspoon) baking powder
50g soft brown muscovado sugar or white sugar
– Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
– Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
– In a bowl, mix together the flour, vandotsch speculaas spice mix, baking powder, sugar and butter until well combined.
– Using your hands, bring the mixture together as dough.
– Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out to a 0.5cm thickness.
– Using a cookie cutter, cut out shapes or circles from the dough and place them onto the lined baking tray.
– Transfer the biscuits to the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden-brown.
– Set aside to cool on a wire rack, then serve.
We are going to be trying more biscuits using our windmill cutter and we really like the look of the cheesecake as well.
The spice mix costs £9.99 for a 60g jar or you can buy a 25g packet for £4.29 they also do spice mx and mould combinations as well but take a look and pick for yourself from the The Speculaas Spice Company shop.