Friday, 1 November 2013

※ A Man in His Kitchen: Speculaas



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"Borrowed" from my friends Blog: A man in his kitchen: Speculaas

He gave me some of the spices needed to make these so I am blogging it so I can make them finally! 


INGREDIENTS

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 100g light brown sugar caster
  • pinch salt
  • 75g flaked almonds
  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 15g spice
  • 1 tablespoon rice flour

METHOD

Sift the flour and mix with sugar and salt.
Chop half the almonds very finely.
Chop the butter with two knives into the flour mixture and add milk, spices and almond flakes.
Shape the dough into a crumbly mixture ball (this is meant to be fast as far as I can gather).
Let the dough rest at least one night.
Dust a counter/board with rice flour biscuit and press the dough firmly (I'm guessing this means knead). 

Cut away excess dough with a sharp knife. (This has me baffled! - I suspect this is a cookie cutter!) 
Transfer the biscuits from the board on a lightly buttered baking sheet.
Press a few slivered almonds onto each biscuit and bake 20 minutes in a moderately hot oven.

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