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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2012, 09:23:27 am »
Well I think you have to buy them at least once to try them out, just for quality control, so you can see how much better the homemade version is than the bought one  ;) ;)
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2012, 02:19:00 am »
An excellent thought Karen.  :) :)
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2012, 08:49:56 am »
These were always in the house growing up.....I really love them now dunked in coffee  :-*
Mum still makes up Christmas plates for each of us, with these biscuits, pepernoten (little ginger biscuits)


 and traditional Dutch sweets.
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2012, 08:48:38 am »
I made these today and the recipe made heaps of biscuits. I made up the spice mix using the tablespoon measuring set that I have - a tablespoon is 15ml and the teaspoon is 5 ml. I didn't have quite enough cinnamon in the cupboard, so I substituted about a teaspoon of cardamom powder, and l used star anise in place of the aniseed. When I measured the spice mix, it came to exactly 25g - I don't have any left over.
I started off using a mould, but it was slow going, so I rolled out the remaining half of the dough and cut out shapes.
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2012, 08:28:43 pm »
And how do they taste ES??
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 07:33:13 am »
OOps, forgot that part of the post. They are yummy. I was worried that they would be too spicy, but they're not. I have to hide them from DH and the kids as they keep eating them :D
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2012, 08:10:15 am »
Just realised that my photo didn't upload either. You can see just how many biscuits it made!
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 09:43:22 am »
 :o :o :o :o :o  Is that all from one lot of the dough??

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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2012, 09:44:19 am »
That is a lot of biscuits ES but they do look tasty...

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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2012, 09:46:38 am »
Yep, that was just one batch :D
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2012, 10:12:42 am »
That's a lot of biscuits ES, I'm sure you won't miss the few the family have been eating.
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #26 on: December 03, 2012, 01:12:32 pm »
Blimey!! That's a lot of biscuits ES :D :D :D
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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2012, 10:14:39 am »
I'm glad you liked them Sue.  The good thing is that they keep for ages.


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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2013, 11:34:21 pm »
Is someone who has the Devil of a Cookbook able to check and see if this is similar to the recipe for St Nicholas Speculaas? We were given some at a cooking class last night and I loved them. I'm not much of a biscuit eater but found these very moorish.

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Re: SPECULAAS (Dutch Spice Biscuits)
« Reply #29 on: November 26, 2013, 11:36:52 pm »
Quite different, can email if you pm your email address Wonder
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