Tag: Speculaas


Speculaas Doughnut Muffins

For a nice alternative to fried doughnuts a doughnut muffin is a good way to do.  Often just spiced in the batter and on the top, with sugar, rather than being filled with jam, they can be very tasty indeed. Almost any spice combination can be used and for mine I decided to make use […]

Biscuits, Cookies

Butter Speculaas Biscuits/Cookies

Speculaas are a Dutch spiced biscuit, or cookie, that are usually made just before Christmas.  They are a crunchy biscuit that formed in moulds and turned out onto a baking sheet to be baked.  I have made them before, but I didn’t have the moulds.  So I recently acquired some of the moulds, from Holland, […]

Cakes, Pies, Tarts

Almond & Cranberry Speculaas Pies

Speculaas biscuits are a firm favourite at Christmas which are very popular in Western Europe, places like Holland and Belgium.  I had seen a recipe a while back, from Weekend Bakery which was a biscuit pastry pie flavoured with speculaas spices and filled with almond paste and cranberry jam.  I have been wanting to make […]

Biscuits, Cookies, Christmas

Spiced Cookies – Speculaas

Getting ready for Christmas and the holiday season I thought I would try out another cookie, from the low countries, Belgium and The Netherlands(and elsewhere too I suspect).  Speculaas are a crunchy cookie that are usually made with the dough being pressed into moulds to create a shape.  They are eaten on St Nicholas Eve […]