Speculaas: Spiced Biscuit

5 Biscuits            preparation approx. 45 min.             resting 2 – 24 hours                        oven: 30 min.

200 g / 7 oz self-raising cake flour

125 g / 4 oz soft brown sugar

2 tablespoons mixed spice

pinch salt

150 g / 5 oz chilled butter

1 tablespoon milk

1)    In a bowl combine the cake flour, brown sugar, mixed spice and a pinch of salt. Dice the butter and mix into the flour. Then use a pastry cutter or two knives cut through the flour into smaller pieces. Add the milk and quickly knead everything to a firm dough, with cold hands.

2)    Wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave to rest in a cool place for at least 2 hours, but preferably for a day to develop the spice flavour.

3)    Preheat the oven to 175 C / 375 F. Roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1 cm / ½ inch thick. Place this (or two smaller rectangles) on a lined baking tray and bake the spiced biscuit in the oven for 30 minutes until done.

4)    Cool the biscuit on a wire rack. Break the biscuit in pieces and serve.



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