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Speculaas chocolate honeycomb crunchies

Friday 9th November 2018

While all my previous speculaas spice mix infused chocolate recipes where made with dark chocolate, I decided to include white chocolate for this recipe.

This turned out to be a good idea as many of my family and friends were more enthusiastic about my white chocolate honeycomb crunchies.  Obviously, I disagreed. The choice is yours.

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Speculaas chocolate date balls

Saturday 19th August 2017

Using dates to make speculaas chocolate date balls with vandotsch speculaas spice mix and coating the date balls with dark chocolate is easy peasy.

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Speculaas Truffles

Wednesday 10th May 2017

Speculaas truffles recipe from John Holland, as entered into the Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge 2015

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Cherry and speculaas focaccia

Wednesday 1st February 2017

Based on Nigel Slater's 'Blackberry Focaccia', John Holland, aka 'Baker On Board' has created a cherry and speculaas focaccia - a sweet version of the popular Italian bread Focaccia.

The inclusion of the speculaas spice mix in this focaccia recipe helps to enhance the natural piquancy of the fruit and the tingling crunch of the spiced sugar is most satisfying.

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Speculaas chocolate fudge

Tuesday 15th November 2016

Early November 2016 I started experimenting on how to make fudge. The end result: speculaas chocolate fudge. Huge success. Make them yourself now.

vandotsch speculaas spice infused speculaas chocolate fudge has since become part of my offering when I am doing markets.

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Speculaas chocolate cake

Saturday 15th October 2016

Speculaas spice cake. As an addict to dark chocolate and vandotsch speculaas spice this easy recipe combines both. It reminds me of a speculaas spice infused fondant cake.

What can I say . . .  other than speculaas chocolate heaven!

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speculaas Christmas cake

Tuesday 11th October 2016

As far as I know there is no real Dutch tradition to making Christmas cakes. So, doing a speculaas Christmas cake is a bit of an experiment for me.

The trick is to start early. So, early October is the best time to get going.

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Speculaas apple pie

Wednesday 14th September 2016

It's Autumn - apples galore. It most be time for my vandotsch speculaas apple pie / cake.

The "Hollandse appel taart" aka Dutch apple pie is world famous and very much regarded as our national cake. So here is my vandotsch speculaas spice infused version.

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Speculaas boterkoek

Tuesday 16th August 2016

My late mother’s speculaas boterkoek recipe include vandotsch speculaas spices infused ginger bits and ginger syrup. Obviously the best ever boterkoek recipe around.

After Dutch apple pie boterkoek - ‘butter cake’ - is one of The Netherlands favourite cakes. Dutch butter cake is a flat round cake traditionally prepared with unsalted butter.

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Speculaas tuiles

Wednesday 15th June 2016

Speculaas tuiles recipe from 'part-time' emigre Sarah James, author of blog Tales from the Kitchenshed.

Tuiles are thin cookies named for and curved like the tuiles, or tiles, that line the rooftops of French country homes, particularly those in the Provence.

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