Sunday 22nd June 2014
Helen's speculaas date cookies
Cambridge-based Helen, Jewish mother, family cook and food blogger at Family-Friends-Food.com, used vandotsch speculaas spice in one of her mother’s old recipes in order to make speculaas date cookies.
Although dates are one of the many symbolic foods for Rosh Hashana – the Jewish new year festival – that normally takes place in the Autumn, both Helen's friends as I were a little surprised to see these cookies in June.
However, they are delicious all year round.
Helen omitted the traditional half a teaspoon of vanilla essence, and found that the speculaas spices added a subtle warmth that went very well with the dates, while the familiar soft texture of her mother’s date biscuits was unchanged.
How to make Helen's speculaas date cookies
What follows is an overview of the ingredients that Helen used to make the vandotsch speculaas spiced date biscuits, including:
Makes approximately 34 biscuits
I would like to refer to Helen’s write-up for directions on how to bake her vandotsch speculaas date biscuits.
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