Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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
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
Mix together well and put in a sterilised jar.
Allow to stand for at least a fortnight if not longer.