Speculaas biscuits

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    Homemade Dutch speculaas biscuits with almonds. These biscuits are made with a specific spice mix for speculaas, see the link in the footnote for the recipe. Traditionally the dough would be pressed into a wooden mould in the shape of a windmill or a man or woman, but you can cut them out into any shape you like.

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the biscuits
    • 200g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons speculaas spice mix (see footnote)
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 100g soft brown sugar
    • 125g unsalted butter
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 50g finely chopped almonds
    • To decorate
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten
    • 50g flaked almonds

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Combine flour, baking powder, spice mix, salt, brown sugar, butter and water and knead together until well combined. Place ball of dough, wrapped in cling film, in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    2. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Cover baking trays with parchment.
    3. Roll out the dough to 5mm thick. Cut out biscuits in any shape you like. Lay the biscuits on the prepared baking tray. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with flaked almonds.
    4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove and let cool on wire racks.

    Spice mix

    Use this recipe for real Dutch speculaas spice mix, or substitute with mixed spice for a slightly different tasting biscuit.

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