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Dutch biscuits for festive spice

Thursday 14th December 2017

Steven Dotsch tells Kerstin Rodgers about Speculaas, traditional Dutch spiced biscuits for the Food & Drink section of the Ham and High weekly - 14 December 2017.

A traditional Christmas biscuit from the Lowlands they are called Speculoos (Belgian Flemish) or Speculaas (Dutch). They are distinctively different.

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Live interview while making Speculaas biscuits

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Live interview while making vandotsch speculaas spiced infused biscuits.

Using the wooden mold Kerstin Rodgers award-winning supperclub chef, food travel blogger, photographer, author and food columnist at the Ham and High weekly had brought with her.

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Retire? Not me

Thursday 15th June 2017

Steven Dotsch, 59, began to look around for something new to do as he approached his mid-50s. 

In 2014, while clearing out a desk, I discovered an old spice recipe of my Dutch grandmother in some of my father’s papers. And that's how it all started.


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Scintillating Spices - Tastes of Christmas Past

Thursday 1st December 2016

Tastes of Christmas Past: keeping family memories alive with recreations of oma's Dotsch sweet tasting spice recipe.

Once the house starts filling up with the wonderful smells of the nine different spices, I get transported back to the smells and tastes of my childhood.

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Great British Bake-Off: You are never too young - or too old - to succeed on the Great British Bake Off

Saturday 15th August 2015

Great British Bake-Off: You are never too young - or too old - to succeed on the Great British Bake Off

What Bake Off has done for us is make the country fall back in love with baking again. Whatever your age, baking is cool again. Steven Dotsch interviewed by Eleanor Doughty

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Who’s For Dinner with Steven Dotsch, The Speculaas Spice Master Chef?

Wednesday 15th July 2015

Who’s For Dinner with Steven Dotsch, The Speculaas Spice Master Chef? interview by Jill for Gourmandize.com

The vandotsch speculaas spice mix is based on his Dutch grandmother’s sweet tasting spice mix.

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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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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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