Friday, 25 November 2016

Enjoy your speculaas cookie!

Do you love speculaas cookies? I do! Yesterday I bought delicious Ederveense Popjes (Ederveen puppets). It is a type of spiced shortcrust biscuit. Speculaas dough does not rise much. Dutch and Belgian versions are baked with dark brown sugar and baking powder. Family recipes may also include other small amounts of spices like anise, etc.

Ederveens Popje
Hou jij van speculaas? Dan kan je nu je hart ophalen. Ik kocht deze Ederveense Popjes gisteren in de supermarkt in Ederveen. Ze zijn zo grappig. Zelf vind ik ze te hard. Ik heb liever gevulde speculaas :-)


Video: Making Speculaas (and kruidnoten)

Wikipedia is saying this: "There are several interpretations for the origins of the name Speculaas. It may derive from Latin speculum, which means mirror, and refers to the fact that the images are cut as a mirrored bas-relief into a wooden stamp which is then used to decorate the Speculaas."

Speculum
Het Latijnse woord speculum (spiegel), omdat een speculaaspop het spiegelbeeld is van de afbeelding op de koekplank (= 'prent') waarmee het gevormd wordt (dit is de meest aangenomen verklaring). Nooit geweten maar door Wikipedia ben ik nu een stuk wijzer geworden :-)



Enjoy your speculaas cookie!
Eetze.

19 comments:

  1. Oh that looks wonderful!! Can you share the recipe?

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  2. That sounds so good!!! I love spicy cookies! Thanks so much for sharing, sweet Friend.

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  3. Those look delicious, I want one to go with my coffee. :) Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. I love speculaas! But the store to get it as well as other Dutch goodies like banketstaaf, chocolade letters is h hrs. away, is in another part of California (7 hrs. away). Enjoy yours!

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  5. Ze zien er smakelijk uit, maar ik heb ook liever gevuld speculaas! Hoewel je deze natuurlijk in de koffie kunt dopen, dat is dan wél weer lekker.

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    1. Ja, maar niet te lang anders valt het in de mok.

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  6. Oh I love these cookies and have not had one in years and years. My grandma is Dutch and I used to eat them with her. She didn't make them though but bought them in a store we used to go to all the time which was owned by a Dutch man.
    I'd love if you would share the recipe.

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  7. I have never had these cookies, but they look good. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

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  8. These look delicious! I'd like them, for sure!

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  9. Zoals Edward zegt ; eens lekker soppen in de koffie, moet kunnen
    groetjes Geert

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  10. Very interesting! They look really beautiful and probably remind gingerbread cookies. I'm sure I would love the taste! :) I just read that the German supermarket company Lidl sells them here. Of course the home-made would be much better, but I may try to find them.
    Thank you for the interesting post!

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    1. O, that is funny! Hope you find them.

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  11. At first, I thought they were windmills (a cookie that I loved but haven't seen in ages). Than name sounds quite mysterious and they look yummy.

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