Bolachas speculoos

bolachas speculoos

What to do with the speculaas dough?

The speculaas dough can easily be used for the preparation of a delicious, almond-filled cake, as described in this recipe, adapted from coquinaria.nl. You can use store-bought almond paste for the filling, or prepare your own with almond flour, sugar, eggs.

What is the origin of the word speculaas?

There are a few theories on the origin of its name - one says it derives from the Latin word speculum, meaning a mirror, referring to the mirrored images that the cookies are decorated with. Another popular theory claims the origin of speculaas stems from specerij, the Dutch word for spice.

Why are they called speculoos in France?

Apparently, speculoos is just the Belgian word for these cookies, but without any (or most of) the once-expensive spices, as loos means without in Dutch. Also, the word speculaas doesnt exist in French, so theyre always called speculoos in France.

How do you make the best speculaas?

Sprinkle rice flour in the speculaas molds. Press an amount of dough in the speculaas shapes and cut away the excess dough with a very sharp knife. Tap the shapes out of the molds (this is NOT easy, esp. with new molds, they need a bit of help and maybe some light swearing) and place them on a baking tray.

How do you use speculaas molds?

Lightly dust the speculaas molds with rice flour, fill the molds. If using a cookie cutter, roll the dough to 1/4″ thick and cut the cookies. Use the tip of a paring knife to loosen the edges of the dough from the mold. Line the cookie up on the pan and bake until brown around the edges.

What are Speculaas cookies?

Speculaas have been made in the Netherlands since the 17th century. What makes these cookies so addictive is the mix of warm spice and brown sugar in the dough. Large speculaas cookies are traditionally baked and given as gifts for St. Nicolas Day on December 5th.

What does speculoos mean in French?

Speculoos is commonly called as such in France, but is known as “speculaas” in Netherlands and “speculatius” in Germany. The origin of the word is not certain, but some say that “speculoos” comes from the word “specerij,” which means “spice in Dutch.

What is speculaas?

Speculaas is a kind of Dutch biscuit that is also popular in other countries, like in Germany and France. It is called Speckulatius in German and Speculoos in French. Speculaas was traditionally baked and served on the eve of St Nicholas’ Day (which is held every 5th of December in the Netherlands and 6th...

What is a Speculoos Cookie?

There are many variations of the name of the cookie, depending on the country. Speculoos is commonly called as such in France, but is known as “speculaas” in Netherlands and “speculatius” in Germany. The origin of the word is not certain, but some say that “speculoos” comes from the word “specerij,” which means “spice in Dutch.

When was the first speculoos invented?

It is said that this little biscuit was born in Hassel, Belgium on January 13, 1870. Pastry chef Antonie Deplée would have filed a patent for the creation of speculoos: “a kind of almond bread known as speculation”.

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