In north east of France , close to the German border , kids including myself were given spice bread shaped as ST NICHOLAS , clementines and speculoos. This tradition originally come from Holland and is also celebrated in Belgium and Germany. As i got older speculoos became a great addition to a good cup of coffee and i wanted to share this recipe  so everybody can try this amazing biscuits. Unfortunately i do not have genuine wooden speculoos mold but it gave me the opportunity to use my french biscuit stamp that i did not use yet.


Makes 16 biscuits:

*100 grs of butter

*125 grs of muscovado sugar

*175 grs of plain flour

*1/2 tsp of baking powder

*2 tbsp of water

*1pinch of salt

*2 tsp of 4 spice


1. Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius.

2.With a hand mixer cream the butter with the sugar , then add all dry ingredients.

3.Depending on the texture add some water to have a soft texture and not too dry.

4.Cut or shape to your liking and place on a tray lined with greaseproof paper or a silicone mat and bake 8 min then chill on a wire rack.

Bon appetit.




5 thoughts on “Speculoos

    • Cinnamon , clove, coriander and nutmeg but you can also add ginger . I never tried the spread but the biscuit are excellent , i overcooked mine a little bit but the taste is amazing ,it really bring a christmas feeling. In france we have speculoos ice cream , i will have to try it when i go back in next holidays. thank you for checking my blog

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