Speculoos: Manna from the Heavens

I’d heard of speculoos before – they’re not very well-known here, but chances are you’ve had one. They’re those delicious, cinnamonny little Lotus biscuits you sometimes get with your tea or coffee in a cafe. They’re called caramelised biscuits here, but speculoos is another word for them – and they’re also known as Dutch Windmill biscuits in the US, Australia and New Zealand. I adore them, so of course, I make sure never to buy any, because I will devour the whole lot in an incredibly short amount of time.

Imagine my delight when I found out you can make a spread out of them. Untitled

Is there anything more deliciously dangerous than a spread made out of biscuits? I don’t want to know about it if there is.

I discovered this in Le Pain Quotidien, and promptly horded the jar, before eating a whole bread basket spread with the stuff. It was glorious! Then, I bought my own jar! Untitled

I wish I was joking when I say this, but I had eaten the whole jar in a week. And by that, I mean working week. My only regret is that there’s none left. IT WAS DELICIOUS!