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New wooden molds coming soon

Friday 10th August 2018

Following requests for larger molds I am introducing several new traditional wooden molds later this Autumn to make authentic Dutch speculaas biscuits. Including a large woman and man mold in traditional Dutch clothing and a large windmill mold.

This will complement our range of small and mid-sized windmill molds and smaller man and woman molds. 

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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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Speculaas?

Friday 1st December 2017

What is speculaas? A biscuit with a speculaas spice mix is a speculaas biscuit.

What is a speculaas spice mix? Why no speculaas spice mix is the same. Why is vandotsch speculaas spice mix so special?

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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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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 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 carrot Bundt cake

Thursday 14th April 2016

Rosie's carrot cake has always been a firm favourite in her house.

Mixing her recipe up to include sweet potato and vandotsch speculaas spice mix has taken it to a whole new, delicious level!

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Speculaas cheesecake with applebutter

Sunday 14th June 2015

UK Award Winning British Pastry Chef Emma Carlton used some of our speculaas spice to create a speculaas cheesecake with apple butter and vanilla.

This recipe embraces the aromatics and warmth of the vandotsch speculaas spice mix. The richness and tang of fresh cream cheese, finished with a sweet and sour applebutter is a delightful combination

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Speculaas almond and buckwheat cake

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Speculaas almond and buckwheat cake with spiced white chocolate mascarpone,
macerated blackberries and caramelised almonds.

I love a good spice mix, but it is not always easy to find one that packs as much punch as yours does. It taste divine!

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Speculaas ice cream

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

My wife Debbie claims that this is the simplest and most delicious speculaas ice cream recipe that you will ever need!

Not only that irt also comes with a warning: "Beware - it's highly addictive!" I fully concur, and so does everybody else who has eaten it so far.

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