Dikke speculaas

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large speculaas loaf
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival baking from the heart of the Low Countries

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

Dikke speculaas (thick or tray-baked speculaas), a traditional Saint Nicholas and winter treat, is the type of speculaas that is most commonly baked in the home, because it doesn’t require a lot of technique. It has no airs as the dough is just pushed out on a baking tray and baked as it is – no fancy shape using a speculaas mould. The result is a chewy speculaas with a thin crusty edge and soft inside. You can push in the middle and it will spring back a little. It