Friday, January 16, 2009

Speculaas

I know it is not Christmas but this cookie will always mean Christmas to me. They just taste like Christmas. Growing up my mother would get these cookies from my Uncles Bakery, but then I got married and moved away and have been reverse engineering ever since. I think this recipe is close but I could be wrong, it has been so long since I have had the real thing.

Speculaas

1 Cup butter
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 1/2 tsps ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
2 3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup almond paste
sugar
sliced almonds

Beat butter with a mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add dark brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg, coriander, allspice, and salt. Beat in egg and flour and almond paste. Refrigerate over night. Sprinkle sugar and sliced almonds into speculaas board, pound in dough, remove excess with a piano sting and bake at 350* for 8-10 min.

If you do not have a speculaas boards roll dough into a log and slice dipping each slice in the sugar with almonds.

1 comment:

Living on the Spit said...

I love to bak so I will definitely be keeping this recipe!!

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Marlene