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Dutch Speculoos

400g cake flour
100g bread flour
125g brown sugar
120g castersugar
250g butter
20g mixed spice add extra cinamon
10g lemon zest
45g sour milk or water
4g salt
5g bicarbonate of soda
3g carbonate of ammonia

Sieve together flours, spices, and raising agents. mix together
butter, sugars, salt, lemon and liquid. Mix to a crumb and then
to a smooth dough. Rest dough in fridge.

Depending on size of your Speculaas molds scale the dough at
85g
350g
500g
(ie: weigh it out into pieces this big)

Dust the mold with rice flour. Roll the weighed dough pieces to a
rectangle about the same size as the Speculaas pattern. Press the
dough piece into the mold. Then very gently pull the dough back
from the edge of the pattern, turn the mold over on to a greased
baking sheet and the Speculaas should fall out.

Traditionally they are decorated with blanched almond halves
emphasising headdress , feet, knees, waistband etc.

Brush the speculaas with egg and milk mixture when they have been
decorated and again before they go into the oven.

Bake at 180 C.
small ones 25 mins
medium ones 35 mins
large ones 45 mins

The Speculaas are supposed to represent a boyfriend or girlfriend...

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