Autumnal Speculaas Brownies

I really love brownies. And I really love experimenting with brownies. You can do so much with them! For example, I made these lemon and ginger brownies last year and they were delicious. So a few weeks back, when I was feeling all autumnal and stuff and the idea for these brownies popped into my head […]

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Speculaas Tiramisu

Tiramisu is rapidly becoming my go-to dessert when I need something easy but delicious for a group of people. There’s the classic tiramisu, but this strawberry and raspberry tiramisu is a great alternative if you don’t want to add cocoa or booze. Last week, however, I wanted something a little different than both of those. […]

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Spiced (Speculaas) Muffins with Almond Paste

Whenever autumn rolls around, I get the urge to bake delicious things with speculaas spices. Speculaas is a big favourite here in the Netherlands, and the speculaas and chocolate muffins I made last year became a huge success with my friends and family, and it’s still one of my favourite recipes. This year, I decided to go […]

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Officially Autumn: Speculaas and Chocolate Muffins

Well, summer is definitely over now, so it seems… It’s starting to get dark much earlier, the leaves are changing and, most importantly, it’s getting cold. No more warm, sunny days, my friends. It’s back to warm jumpers and lots of tea. Which is fine by me, to be honest. I’m a sucker for a […]

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“Kruidnoten” — Spiced Nuts?

On the fifth of December the Dutch people celebrate their own gift giving holiday called Sinterklaas-avond (Saint Nicholas’ Eve). It’s quite similar to American Christmas: it involves a man with a beard and red clothes who gives gifts. In fact, the American Santa Claus is based on the Dutch Sinterklaas. Sinterklaas lives in Spain and arrives in […]

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