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Windmill cutter added to the vandotsch speculaas spice range

Friday 10th March 2017

Very excited to announce that we have added a windmill cutter to the vandotsch speculaas spice range of accessory products.

It has now never been easier to make authentic Dutch Speculaas Windmill biscuits or cookies than with our windmill cutter. Simply roll out your speculaas spiced infused biscuit or cookie dough and cut it with the windmill cutter.


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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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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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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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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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