Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Gevulde Speculaas

This is a recipe which made around the 6th of December when the dutch exchange their presents! My Oma used to make huge amounts of this! the recipe I'm going to give here is for a 9inch square cake tin

almond spice (see recipe for amandelspijs, 2 batches)
200 g flour
150 g butter
100 g caster sugar or brown sugar

How to:
Line the square cake tin[9 inch].
Mix all the ingredients except for the almond spice together.

Divide the speculaas mix into two and press the first amount into the bottom of the tin.

Add the almond spice on top and then cover this with a layer of speculaas from the second amount of speculaas.

Decorate with almonds.

Bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven[350F/180C].

Amandelspijs (almond filling)
This recipe makes 1.5 cups, you'll need 3 cups

150 g almond meal
125 g sugar
vanilla essence
almond essence

how to:

Mix together well and put in a sterilised jar.
Allow to stand for at least a fortnight if not longer.


Miss Muggins said...

That sounds delicious, and probably smells fab as well. My mouth is watering....

Jazy said...

Smells divine! maybe next time you come down, I'll make you some!

Miss Muggins said...

Oh please do!

Rustic Tarts said...

I love the speculaas biscuits so I am guessing this would taste similar? Very yummy.

Jazy said...

yes and no!! lol clear as mud isn't it? the outside is similar the inside makes it extra yummy

Winterwood said...

mouth watering profusely here! yum!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Looks so good!