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vandotsch speculaas cake

Friday 9th May 2014

vandotsch speculaas cake is a 'classic' Dutch recipe traditionally made for Sint Nicolas day in The Netherlands (December 5th). It's very easy to make and just Yummy!

Obviously, there is no reason why you can't make this cake all year round. I for one do. By the way '"Gevulde" means stuffed, normally with almond paste, for which I have a separate recipe.

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speculaas spice almond paste

Wednesday 7th May 2014

vandotsch speculaas spice almond paste is based on the traditional Dutch almond paste. But, it include vandotsch speculaas spice mix, for extra 'kick'. You will be happily surprised.

Almond paste is primarily used in speculaas cake in The Nethaerlands. It is also used as filling in fruited Christmas - Kerststol - and Easter breads - Paas brood.

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On the Speculaas Spice trail - by Jenny Linford

Monday 5th May 2014

Jenny Linford the well-known London freelance food writer came over to Highgate to interview me.

What is speculaas spice? What are speculaas biscuits? Why did I set up the Speculaas Spice Company. How the discovery of my Dutch grandmother's sweet tasting spice mix late 2014 changed my life. Plans for the near future.

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Jars of vandotsch speculaas spice

Thursday 1st May 2014

First batch of jars of vandotsch speculaas spice mix ready for sale. All filled by hand.

After weeks spent on comparing jars I have finally decided to use a square 60ml Kilner jar for my jars of vandotsch speculaas spice mix.

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How did Steven Dotsch become the Speculaas Spice 'Master Chef'

Thursday 1st May 2014

My name is Steven Dotsch and I was born in Amsterdam in the 'fifties'.

My love for speculaas biscuits began at a young age when growing up in Amsterdam. In those days kids were given home baked speculaas biscuits 'sandwiched' in butter creamed sandwiches to eat at school, at break-time.

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