Speculaas ( Mixed Spice)

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Speculaas is a mix or aromatic spices and is very easy to make. Keep handy in a pretty jar on the kitchen shelf, ready to add a teaspoon or two to your cakes, desserts, puddings and biscuits such as lebkutchen. Try some on home made rice pudding, mulled wine or baked custard tarts. Anywhere, where mixed spice is required.Speculaas

Fill your kitchen with the aromatic spices of Speculaas.

Many Dutch families have their own Speculaas recipes, often handed down from generation to generation and tweaked to personal taste. In November new batches are made using the freshest ingredients, ready to make Speculaas cakes that are traditionally made in December, filling the whole house with a festive cheer and fragrance.

This recipe, first appeared in the Clandestine Cake Club Cook Book.

Makes approx 5 – 6 teaspoons of Speculaas. Double up as required. Will keep in an air tight container for several months.

This Mincemeat Slap recipe using Speculaas in the pastry mix. Give it a try.

Speculaas

Speculaas ( Mixed Spice)

Fill your kitchen with the aromatic spices of Speculaas. Many Dutch families have their own Speculaas recipes, often handed down from generation to generation and tweaked to personal taste. In November new batches are made using the freshest ingredients, ready to make Speculaas cakes that are traditionally made in December, filling the whole house with a festive cheer and fragrance.

This recipe, first appeared in the Clandestine Cake Club Cook Book. It’s very easy to make. Keep handy in a pretty jar on the kitchen shelf, ready to add a teaspoon or two to your cakes, desserts, puddings and biscuits such as lebkutchen. Try some on home made rice pudding, mulled wine or baked custard tarts. Anywhere, where mixed spice is required.

Makes approx 5 – 6 teaspoons of Speculaas. Double up as required.

Print Pin Rate
Course: seasoning and spices
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: speculaas spices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 teaspoons
Calories: 7
Author: Lynn Hill

Ingredients

  • 4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground mace
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground white pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch ground star anise

Instructions

  • Stir all the spices together until thoroughly mixed. Keep in an airtight jar or container.
  • Use in abundance during the festive season

Notes

Will keep in an air tight container for several months.

Nutrition

Calories: 7kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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