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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Tina's vandotsch speculaas spiced pocorn
Tina Jui is a lawyer turned food blogger, and writes about her experiences in the kitchen on her blog, the Worktop. She currently lives in London, but is originally from sunny Los Angeles. When she is not in the kitchen cooking or baking, she works as a skilled barista at one of London's best coffee shops: The Espresso Room.
You call it ‘speculoos’, I call it speculaas.
I am glad that Tina decided to use her pack of vandotsch speculaas spice to make ‘speculoos’ pop-corn, something that, as vandotsch speculaas popcorn, we may well introduce as a separate product, in due course, in addition to our biscuits and caramels.
What follows is an overview of the ingredients that Tina used to make the vandotsch speculaas spiced popcorn, including:
Makes approximately 10 regular sized waffles
- 1/2 cuppopcorn kernels
- 1 tsp oil
- 45g butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 2.5g (1/2 teaspoons) vandotsch speculaas spice mix
I refer to Tina's write-up for directions on how to make her vandotsch speculaas spiced popcorn.
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How to make Tina's speculaas spiced popcorn
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"The vandotsch speculaas spice mix is perfect for baking and cooking! All you have to do is add a pinch there and a sprinkle here.
Everything taste amazing with vandotsch speculaas spice. Looking forward to making more things with it."