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Speculaas windmill biscuits

Wednesday 5th November 2014

Traditionally, speculaas biscuits are made in The Netherlands using wooden molds. They are the mirror image of the carved wooden moulds they are shaped in.

What to do with the wooden mold, how to make the vandotsch speculaas spiced dough, how to get the dough out of the molds and how to bake your speculaas biscuits or cookies. All your questions are answered here, and more.

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Wooden molds for biscuits

Friday 10th October 2014

After requests from several customers we now offer several different types of wooden molds to make authentic Dutch speculaas biscuits, including a small windmill mould, and a man and woman mold.

Amazingly, I have found somebody who still manufactures wooden molds that are used to make authentic speculaas biscuits with Dutch themes.

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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 snickerdoodle cookie

Wednesday 1st October 2014

April Harris' Speculaas Snickerdoodle Cookie recipe is the result of the combination of her late mom’s Snickerdoodle recipe with vandotsch speculaas spice mix.

A Snickerdoodle is a type of cookie made with butter or oil, sugar, and flour rolled traditionally in cinnamon sugar.

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vandotsch speculaas biscuit

Wednesday 24th September 2014

After several months and numerous tasting sessions, I finally succeeded in creating a speculaas biscuit that evoked all the memories from my childhood.

Here is the only speculaas biscuit recipe that you will ever need! It's probably the simplest speculaas biscuit recipe around. Obviously it includes vandotsch speculaas mix.

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speculaas spiced bundt cake

Thursday 4th September 2014

I am very fortunate that 2012 Great British Bake Off finalist Brendan Lynch has made a speculaas spiced Bundt cake with vandotsch speculaas spice mix.

Brendan’s Spiced Bundt Apple Cake is a longstanding favourite recipe that both family, friends and neighbours frequently ‘request’. So he was keen to try out our spice mix by making his Bundt cake with vandotsch speculaas spiced infused apples.

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Speculaas fruit bread

Tuesday 19th August 2014

A fragrant burst of cinnamon, accompanied with fiery ginger notes and earthy cloves, among other secret spices that make me want to use vandotsch speculaas spice in pretty much everything I now bake

Speculaas fruit bread recipe from Anne: a passionate home cook who loves to create lots of mess but hates the washing up afterwards.


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Speculaas banana bread

Thursday 7th August 2014

Very easy one in a bowl type speculaas gluten free banana bread recipe from Karen. Her second gluten free recipe with vandotsch speculaas spice.

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Manju Malhi speculaas biscuits

Tuesday 5th August 2014

Manju Malhi is a British-born chef and food writer. Manju has come up with her own self-styled cross-over "Brit-Indi" style of food, which mixes Indian and Western influences.

I am very proud to present Manju Malhi speculaas biscuits recipe.



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What are Speculaas Biscuits? What are Speculaas Spices? Why is vandotsch speculaas spice mix special?

Friday 1st August 2014

Speculaas biscuits are a traditional Dutch biscuit. Speculaas Windmill biscuits are world renowned. But why are they so special?

In the Netherlands, almost all speculaas biscuits are made from white (wheat) flour, brown sugar, butter and a speculaas spice mix that include between five to nine different spices. Other 'spicy' biscuits such as speculoos biscuits contains one or only a few spices.

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