Dutch Gevulde Speculaas

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Gevulde Speculaas is one of my favorite things to eat in fall and winter. Actually, I like to eat just about anything with speculaas spice in it…. Just for the food alone maybe that time of year is my favorite time. Speculaas is a traditional Dutch spice that’s similar to the North American pumpkin pie spice. Gevulde speculaas is a speculaas cookie filled with almond paste. I used my homemade almond paste for this recipe but you can also use store bought almond paste if that’s available in your area.

How To Make Gevulde Speculaas

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 01

You’ll need, dark brown sugar, all-purpose flour, milk, baking powder, salt, speculaas spice mix, butter, almond paste, eggs and a few halved almonds for decoration.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 02

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 03

Add dark brown sugar.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 04

Add speculaas spice mix.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 05

Add butter.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 06

And add just a touch of milk. Knead all ingredients thoroughly into a dough.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 07

You should have a nice cookie dough.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 08

Wrap the dough in clingfilm and put in the fridge for roughly 30 minutes.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 09

Lightly whisk the eggs.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 10

Crumble the almond paste into a bowl.

 

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Add a little over half of the egg to the almond paste.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 12

Mix the egg with the almond paste until fully incorporated.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 13

Take the dough out of the fridge and divide it into two equal pieces.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 14

Roll out both pieces into a rectangle of approximately 6 inch x 12 inch / 15 cm x 30 cm.

 

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 15

Transfer one of the pieces of dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 16

Spread the almond paste mixture on the dough, make sure to leave a little space on the sides.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 17

Take the second piece of dough and place that onto the dough with almond paste. As you can see I rolled out the second piece of dough on some clingfilm to make it easier to transfer.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 18

Seal the almond paste by tucking in the edges of the dough.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 19

Brush the dough with the remaining egg.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 20

Decorate the gevulde speculaas with halved almonds.  Bake in the oven for roughly 40-45 minutes, till golden.

 

Dutch Gevulde Speculaas Recipe | Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert. | https://www.cakieshq.com | Stap 21

You’ll end up with a lovely looking gevulde speculaas like this.

 

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Cut the gevulde speculaas into cubes and serve. They can be eaten warm or cold.

 

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Dutch Gevulde Speculaas
Dutch Gevulde Speculaas is a speculaas spice cookie filled with almond paste. Speculaas Spice is similar to Pumpkin Pie Spice. A traditional Dutch dessert.
Gevulde Speculaas is super lekker en heel makkelijk om zelf te maken. Heerlijke speculaas met een zachte amandelspijs vulling.
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Rating: 5
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Cuisine Dutch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Cuisine Dutch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Gevulde Speculaas is super lekker en heel makkelijk om zelf te maken. Heerlijke speculaas met een zachte amandelspijs vulling.
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add dark brown sugar, speculaas spice mix, butter and milk and knead until a dough forms.
  2. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  4. Lightly whisk the eggs. Crumble the almond paste into a bowl. Add a little over half of the egg to the almond paste.  Mix the egg with the almond paste until fully incorporated.
  5. Take the dough out of the fridge and divide it into two equal pieces. Roll out both pieces into a rectangle of approximately 6 inch x 12 inch / 15 cm x 30 cm. (You can roll out the dough on some clingfilm to make it easier to transfer.)
  6. Transfer one of the pieces of dough onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.  Spread the almond paste mixture on the dough, make sure to leave a little space on the sides.
  7. Take the second piece of dough and place that onto the dough with almond paste. Seal the almond paste by tucking in the edges of the dough. Brush the dough with the remaining egg.
  8. Decorate the gevulde speculaas with halved almonds.   Bake in the oven for roughly 40-45 minutes, till golden.
Recipe Notes

Please note that the cup measurements in this recipe are approximate. I have added cups for those that prefer using cups. The recipe is most accurate using weights measurements.

  • If you don't have Speculaas Spice Mix you can use Pumpkin Pie Spice instead or us my recipe to make your own Speculaas Spice Mix.
  • If you don't have any almond paste you can use my recipe for homemade almond paste to make some yourself.

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