The Speculaas Spice Company

As it is now officially Christmas week, I thought I would start off with a lovely christmas post.

While I was busy looking for ideas for christmas and my gift guide, I was contacted by a lovely man called Steven from the Speculaas Spice Company, asking if I would be interested in trying their spice mix.  As I always do a lot of baking at christmas, I had to say yes.

Speculaas spice had become commonly available in the Netherlands in the 18th century, dutch bakers began to make their own special secret spice mix.  The spice mix is used to make biscuits and cakes, unfortunately like a lot of things, it became mass produced and the blends were lost for ever.

The Speculaas Spice Company, uses a blend of spice handed down from previous generations, and have now successfully found the right blend.

Spice Mix and man mould £9.99

I was sent the man mould and spice mix, they have a variety of moulds available as well as different sizes in the spice mix.

I was so excited when I received my parcel through the post, and the first thing that hit me was the aroma it was christmas in an envelope all ready.

To begin with you can not just use the mould straight away as you need to oil it, don’t be put off as the hard word does pay off.

I did make the dough mix (find the recipe on their website along with  may others), and I wrapped in clingfilm and placed in my fridge until the mould was ready for using.

The fun then starts as you roll out the dough and then use your mould to make your biscuits, the fun part is will it stick or will it come out ok.  I had my audience of my Daughter and my Mum and we made it a really fun experience.

The finished result

It might not be the greatest looking biscuit, but I am only a beginner and I think it comes with practice, but the smell and the flavour more than makes up for it.

Have you tried baking something different this christmas?

Thank you for visiting x

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    • admin
      19/12/2016 / 3:32 pm

      I agree amazing taste and smell very christmassy x

  1. 19/12/2016 / 6:41 pm

    Ooh is this the kind of thing they put it that Biscoff spread? I love that flavour and I bet home made biscuits would be delicious!

    • admin
      19/12/2016 / 8:23 pm

      I love biscoff spead, I did see a speculaas spread in Lidls the other day x

  2. 20/12/2016 / 1:42 pm

    This spice mix sounds really lovely! Thanks for the introduction to the company! I will have to try them out.

    • admin
      20/12/2016 / 6:14 pm

      It is a lovely mix of spice x

  3. 20/12/2016 / 7:20 pm

    I absolutely love biscuits made with speculaas spice, they are so much a Christmas treat to me. Your whole house must have smelled heavenly while you were baking them!

    • admin
      21/12/2016 / 10:34 am

      They are very much a christmas treat and yes the house smelt amazing x

  4. 20/12/2016 / 9:19 pm

    mmm that sounds like a great spice, so fragrant k x

    • admin
      21/12/2016 / 10:33 am

      It is very fragrant and the whole house smelt amazing x

  5. hannah
    20/12/2016 / 10:51 pm

    The spice mix sounds great. I’ve never heard of this company before x

    • admin
      21/12/2016 / 10:27 am

      It really is a christmassy smell, if you love spices you will love these x

  6. 21/12/2016 / 3:12 am

    I love spices and the man mould is a unique addition to the product. I think for a first try, you did well! And yes, a the ned of the day, it’s the smell and taste that counts 😉 Thanks for the review 🙂

    • admin
      21/12/2016 / 10:26 am

      Thank you, I was quite pleased with my first attempt but only brave enough to show you the best one 🙂 x

  7. 21/12/2016 / 9:29 am

    I’m a creature of habit at Christmas and tend to make lemon drizzle cake and cheesecake for our baking treats x

    • admin
      21/12/2016 / 10:25 am

      I am making sausage rolls and mince pies, do love lemon drizzle and cheesecake but just haven’t the time this year

  8. 21/12/2016 / 11:25 am

    I really like the mould – it’s a great idea. I’m curious to try the spice as well, especially if it’s such an old traditional recipe.

    • admin
      21/12/2016 / 1:12 pm

      It is a lovely spice mix and you can add as little or as much as you like depending on your taste x

  9. 21/12/2016 / 9:18 pm

    What a brilliant mould and spice mix, I haven’t baked in ages, need to start again soon

    • admin
      22/12/2016 / 10:30 am

      It is such a great little spice mix and mould. I love baking especially at this time of year when I seem to do loads x

  10. 22/12/2016 / 5:19 pm

    I really do like the sound of the spice mix and what a festive scent too x

    • admin
      22/12/2016 / 7:36 pm

      It is nice, and the house smelt amazing x

  11. 23/12/2016 / 11:17 pm

    I love the idea of this spice set and the result look splendid! This would surely be something my mum would have loved x

    • admin
      29/12/2016 / 10:32 am

      It is a great product for any bakers out there x

  12. Laura H
    24/12/2016 / 3:11 pm

    I love this stuff! I bought a big pot of the spread version of this that they sell in France and I eat it on toast 🙂

    • admin
      29/12/2016 / 10:32 am

      They had the spread in Lidl, I was thinking of buying some but never did in the end x

  13. 03/01/2017 / 7:33 pm

    I’ve always wanted a wooden gingerbread mould. They make biscuits look really special

    • admin
      03/01/2017 / 7:35 pm

      I have never used a wooden mould before, but once I had treated it, it was so easy to use and much nicer than plastic versions x

  14. 03/01/2017 / 8:52 pm

    OOh I love speculaas they taste like heaven! It sounds like a great company and not too shabby for a first attempt!

    • admin
      04/01/2017 / 11:02 am

      They do taste amazing and thank you was quite impressed for my first go x

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