One of my favorite festive cookies to bake. The taste and feel of the dough is so delightful you have to be careful not to eat the lot before you get any baking done! [Read More...]
Almonds and speculaas are a classic and much loved combination. But the addition of candied orange peel is something you do not see that often. I came across it a while ago and decided to… [Read More...]
The secret of the intense chocolate flavor (much more than with any original store bought cookie!) is in the addition of the high quality cacao powder and above all the 100%… [Read More...]
Like marzipan, speculaas (or speculaasjes as the individual cookies are called) is a cookie highly connected with the feast of Sinterklaas in Holland. The name speculaas has to do with the wooden molds the cookies are made … [Read More...]
Inclusief Nederlanse versie!
I love making old Dutch cookies. I got a real iron plate to make ijzerkoekjes (iron cookies) that come from the town of Vlaardingen (near Rotterdam in Holland) as an early Christmas present from my mother-in-law Jos. They are pretty popular over there, all the bakers bake them, but of course it’s also a good tradition to make them at home. [Read More...]