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Catholic Recipe: Gevulde Speculaas

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 7-oz roll Odense almond paste (brand recommended)
  • 1 3/4 sticks of butter (softened)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar (loose not packed)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon speculaas spices*
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • almond slivers or slices
  • egg white
  • Details

  • Prep Time: N/A
  • Difficulty: • • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: All
  • Origin: Netherlands

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Also Called: Dutch Almond Filled Spice Cookies

This recipe comes from Kathy Postma who lived in the Netherlands, married a Dutchman, and celebrates St. Nicholas Day with her family every year. It is a St. Nicholas Day favorite in the Netherlands.

DIRECTIONS

*If speculaas spices are not available you can make your own: 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 3/4 teaspoon cloves, 1/2 teaspoon ginger, 1/2 teaspoon allspice

Mix butter and flour with fork or pastry blender as you would for a pie crust. Add other ingredients. Knead dough until well mixed and pliable. Let dough sit for a few minutes to harden slightly. Press 1/2 of dough into a greased 8x8" pan. Brush with egg white. Place layer of almond paste on top and brush with egg white again. Press other half of dough flat with your hands; put on top of other layers. Press all 3 layers together with your hand. Brush with egg white and decorate with almonds. Bake for 40 minutes at 350º F. Cut while still warm.

Recipe Source: St. Nicholas Center: Discovering the Truth About Santa Claus , St. Nicholas Center
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