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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Speculatius for the Feast of St Nicholas

Written by Sue Elvis

It’s not too late to bake up a batch of Speculatius to celebrate the Feast Day of St Nicholas...

1 cup butter
1 cup lard
½ tsp nutmeg
4 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
2 cups brown sugar
4 ½ cups sifted flour
½ cup sour cream
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ cup chopped nuts

  • Cream the butter, lard and sugar together.
  • Add sour cream alternately with sifted dry ingredients
  • Stir in the nuts
  • Knead the dough into rolls
  • Wrap the rolls in plastic wrap, chill in fridge for a few hours or overnight
  • Roll the dough thinly and cut into shapes
  • Bake in a moderate oven for 10-15 minutes
  • Serve with warm mulled wine or just a plain glass of red!

We've made a huge batch of Speculatius. We'll enjoy some tomorrow on the Feast of St Nicholas. We'll freeze the rest and eat them at Christmas.

These biscuits are guaranteed to be very delicious.

PS To be totally accurate, my daughters did the baking. I just wrote the post!

1 comment:

  1. Those looks so yummy! I will have to make some next year!
    Oh they look so yummy. Yes I shall make some! Lucy says she would love that!