It is thought that the Dutch name Speculaas comes from the latin 'speculum' that means mirror.
Traditionally speculaas biscuits are the mirror image of the carved wooden moulds they are baked in.
Windmill shaped speculaas biscuits are known throughout the whole world, as are male or female speculaas figurines.
These days speculaas biscuits can take any shape or form. But you can do so much more with speculaas spice than just making biscuits.
Find out more about the delicious recipes you can make using vandotsch speculaas spice mix.
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Becky Thorn is an educationalist, cookery book writer and food blogger. At Mintcustard Becky aims to share achievable recipes that anyone can recreate in their own kitchen.
Many of Becky’s recipes champion the use of leftovers and waste reduction, as per her book ‘The No Waste Meal Planner’, while baking features strongly too.
Becky decided to use some vandotsch speculaas spice to make a waffle. For those who don’t know what a waffle is: it is a leavened batter or dough cooked between two buttered and heated plates of a waffle iron.
: waffles and ice cream are great companions. For a double 'speculaas spice 'hit' consider combining Becky's waffle with our vandotsch speculaas ice cream.
What follows is an overview of the ingredients that Becky used to make the vandotsch speculaas spice infused waffle, including:
Makes approximately 10 regular sized waffles
- 125g plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 10g caster sugar
- 240ml milk
- 2.5g (1/2 teaspoons) vandotsch speculaas spice mix
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon oil
- pinch of salt
I refer to Becky's write-up for directions on how to bake her vandotsch speculaas spiced waffle.
How to make Becky's speculaas waffle
"The vandotsch speculaas spice mix lends a real warmth to the waffles and they are truly delicious."