Dutch spiced biscuits
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Do you know the delicious Dutch spiced biscuits called speculaas? Nowadays it’s a very common cookie to eat all through the year with a cup of coffee. But in the past speculaas was mainly eaten in the winter time when Santa Claus would visit. In the cold winter months, spiced biscuits could certainly be found in the cookie boxes at many households. But what is this Dutch spiced biscuit speculaas? What is it made of? And is it’s origen? Time to give you all the information about speculaas.
What are Dutch spiced biscuits speculaas?
Speculaas is a flat cookie where the so called speculaas spices are one of the important ingredients. The spices for the spiced biscuits are a mixture of, among other things, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. More luxurious varieties of the spiced biscuits are covered with, for example, almond shavings. Speculaas only contains baking powder as baking powder, so that the cookie stays flat. To ensure that speculaas gets its characteristic taste, the dough is preferably kept overnight in a cool environment so that the taste of the herbs can penetrate into the dough.
How to eat speculaas
As mentioned, you can enjoy a Dutch spiced biscuit with coffee or tea all year round. But did you know that this cookie is also delicious to eat in other ways? What do you think of using speculaas as a pie base with a monchou pie? Or to crumble on to your dessert, such as yogurt and ice cream? Did you know that you can also put speculaas on bread? The possibilities with this cookie are endless.
How was this Dutch spiced biscuit invented?
There are various stories about the origin of speculaas. According to some sources, the spiced biscuit speculaas originated in Amsterdam in the 17th century. Amsterdam was an important city for the storage of spices in Europe. And the bakers used these spices to experiment with and bake what is now called speculaas. The cookies were originally very expensive due to the use of many spices. It was popular at the time to print the speculaas with an image of a saint. Other sources say that the Dutch spiced cookies were eaten much earlier, only the cakes were not called that way back then. And not all herbs that are now used in speculaas were used at the time. The Germans made the cakes to offer them to the gods. Speculaas received an image of an animal or of the gods at that time. Later in the 15th century, spiced cookies were mainly eaten in the wintertime around Christmas. The cake was a symbol of love and men gave decorated cookies to women they were in love with. When the girl took the spiced biscuit, the feelings were mutual. However, if the cookie was broken, this was a symbol for breaking the boy's heart.
In our store you can find Dutch spiced cookies to enjoy immediately. Do you want to make them yourself? Then you can also choose speculaas spices and bake your own spiced biscuits.
- Brand De Ruiter´s Banket
- Origin Holland
- Net weight 400 gr
- Ingredients Wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oils (palm, rapeseed) 1:25% gingerbread spices (including cinnamon), raising agents: sodium carbonates, diphosphates; salt
- Information about allergies Contains wheat (gluten) and may contain traces of peanuts, soy milk and nuts.
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