Traditional made around Christmas time these are lovely spiced biscuits usually made by pressing into wooden moulds in the shapes of windmills or people. They are the perfect accompaniment to a brew at any time of day.
250g / 9oz unsalted butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup white sugar
1 ¼ cup soft dark brown sugar
3 ½ cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 ½ tbsp speculaas spice
1 tsp salt
Speculaas spice (this does vary & it is worth playing with the spices to find your own preferred mix)
8 parts cinnamon
2 parts nutmeg
2 parts cloves
1 part white pepper
1 part ginger
1 part cardamon
- Cream the butter, vanilla, and both kinds of sugar until light and fluffy.
- Slowly add both eggs and blend well.
- In a separate bowl whisk all of the dry ingredients together and slowly add to the butter mixture, combining until the dough pulls from the side of the bowl.
- Wrap the dough up in clingfilm and refrigerate for several hours or preferably overnight.
- Remove from the fridge & allow to reach room temperature. Roll out dough to 1/4″ or 1/8″ thick and cut with biscuit cutters.
|Baking tray.Pre heat to 180c
Careful not to overcook them, they will harden as they cool so leave on the tray for about 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack.
Pop the kettle on, make a brew & enjoy.
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