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.