A few days ago I shared a delicious Dutch Holiday Cookie Recipe with you all and one of the ingredients was speculaas spice. Instead of buying speculaas spice, you can combine some spices you probably have on hand to make your own speculaas spice.
What is Speculaas Spice?
Speculaas Spice Mix is often used in the Dutch cuisine during fall and winter. As soon as the weather starts to turn cold all kind of delicious recipes with Speculaas spices start popping up. Baked goods containing Speculaas Spices are served on Saint Nicholas Day, like the Pepernoten Dutch Holiday Cookies.
Learn How Make Your Own Speculaas Spice
While it sounds pretty fancy, this spice is really easy to make on your own and you can totally make enough to keep on hand.
6 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground mace
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1 tsp ground aniseed (optional)
1. In a small bowl combine all of the spices and combine well.
2. You can put this mixture into a glass jar with a lid and keep on hand for great Speculaas bakes during the holiday season.
So easy right?! And I love this flavor. Perfect for the holiday season.
If you are interested in learning what type of baking recipes you can use the Speculaas Spice in you can start with this traditional Dutch Holiday cookie.