Warm spiced nummy nums! Gevulde speculaas are exactly what the season calls for!
Tasty holiday delights is what I’m all about. Well, sort of. I’m one of those that doesn’t like overly cinnamon-y spiced desserts. But throw in some cardamom and ginger, and you got a stew going…well..gevulde speculaas.
It always seem like the holidays sneak up on you, no matter how much you prepare. Mind you, I’m one of those crazy people that does her Christmas shopping in October, and they still sneak up on me. Perhaps, it’s just that it all goes too fast. Chalk it up to being an old person that now says, “Meh, you people make my as twitch…”. I have no idea where this is going but it should go to gevulde speculaas. Gevulde speculaas, is a soft biscotti-like biscuit with warm spices in the biscuit and a sweet almond filling. The warm spices are in the biscuit are just Christmas in every bite, and the almond filling helps to make it chewy and lightens up the warmth of the spices. All in all a delicious holiday dessert – Whether serving it to your family or sending them off as gifts. I send off several of these suckers as my holiday cookie effort, and always get rave reviews – so I say give it a whirl.
This recipe isn’t complicated but it is specific so just make sure to pay attention to detail when making it. Also, make sure to not roll your dough too thin or overfill your roll, that will cause the sides to split. Beyond that it’s a little bit of practice, as with anything stuffed. Just remember, no matter what it looks like, it will be delicious. Off you go now my lovelies, be well and make merry.