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Speculaas

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Speculaas

I am a first born American with Dutch parents and I will be visiting Amsterdam in July. I grew up getting wonderful packages from relatives and one of my favorite things were the speculaas cookies. Does anyone know of a bakery that makes them? I know that you can buy them in the grocery store, but I would love to try a fresh baked one.

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1. Re: Speculaas

Dozens of bakeries will have them. On google maps do a search for "banketbakker".

if you want a specific location, you need to get to give us a specific location.

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Ok I'll search using that word. I had read somewhere that they are only found at Christmas and I'm hoping that's not the case. Thank you

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“I had read somewhere that they are only found at Christmas“

I think what you have read is that they are only found at Sinterklaas, not at Christmas. Speculaas, either filled and soft or non-filled and crispy, is eaten a lot during the Sinterklaas period. The crispy non-filled type of Speculaas can be found all year long, but I don’t think I have seen the soft and filled variety (called “gevulde speculaas”) outside of the Sinterklaas period.

Which variety are you looking for?

Edited: 12 May 2018, 16:55
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Oh, yes I think you are right. I want to find the crispy ones that are not filled.

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Well no you don't because the filled variety is a 100 times better :) but yes the non filled variety can be found year round in supermarkets and bakery.

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Mmmm, yes gevulde speculaas is soooo much better than regular speculaas. Regular speculaas is just plain ordinary speculaas. But gevulde speculaas, especially when made with a filling made from almonds, is divine!

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7. Re: Speculaas

Mmmmmm. That sounds SO Goooood !

😋😛

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Not sure I've ever had gevulde speculaas. Sounds great! At Sinterklaas I've always had banket staafje which is also filled with almond paste (or marzipan) and is also delicious.

Will be in The Netherlands in November and will now be on the lookout for it.

"Not all those who wander are lost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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< Regular speculaas is just plain ordinary speculaas.>

but quite tasty on bread :-)

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Edited: 13 May 2018, 00:41
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10. Re: Speculaas

Ha ha... okay, I'll have to try those sometime. I'm just going off of my childhood memory and they were the crispy ones 😀

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