Cooking time: 30 minutes
175g Butter at Room Temperature
75g Caster Sugar
175g Plain Flour
75g Semolina or Rice Flour
1.5tsp Mixed Spice
Icing Sugar, for dusting
½ Pack of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (full cream)
1/2 Cup if Speculoos Spread
1tsp Vanilla Essence
1/2 Cup Icing Sugar
Speculoos is a type of spiced shortcrust biscuit traditionally baked just before the feast of St Nicholas (5th December) and around Christmas in Europe. The traditional spices used are pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, cardamom and nutmeg. You can now buy it as a premade paste in most supermarkets.
- words: Lucinda Hamilton
- pictures: David Merewether
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