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I had a plan. And that plan involved Biscoff (Speculoos) Spread. But I wasn’t feeling like buying some, I decided to make my own. Part because I’m broke and part because I’m lazy and I didn’t wanted to get out of my flat.
These are some of the main reasons that brought me to cooking and baking. There was a time in my life when going out to any kind of restaurant, even McDonald’s wasn’t an option and eating anything else than instant chinese noodles for lunch and dinner wasn’t really an option as well.
This is when I truly started cooking. It was cheaper. And my life got better. But it was too late I got hooked. I am still amazed about all the things that you can do by yourself. Sometimes it’s just about trying , even though you know that you can buy it. Sometimes it’s about trying to be healthier.
And sometimes you get to the point where you go to a restaurant or a bakery and someone tells you , « I love yours better » or sometimes you even surprise yourself thinking « I love mine better ». I used to cook a lot but since I’m single I have to admit that I don’t cook much anymore.
I love food, cooking, baking and eating but I think that what I love the most is cooking or baking for other people. And I had a plan about baking something that involved Biscoff Spread for someone I love very much.
I already tried several Biscoff ( Speculoos) spread recipes over the years and was always a bit disappointed , not by the taste, it was always tasting amazing. But it was always a bit runny as well. I wanted my spread to be spreadable and not pourable…
So I decided to try to make my own recipe. I made two attempts before to get it right but now it’s Perfect ! I can spread it and you can too. I totally ate it by the spoon of course. I spread it on bread and I used it for my plan with success. Of course I will tell you about my plan in my next post.
So what about you ? Do you like Biscoff ? Do you like to make things that it would be easier to just buy ?
Homemade Biscoff / Speculoos Spread: (Makes about 1 1/2 cup)
– 56g / 1.9 oz / 1/2 stick of butter, cubed
– 160g / 5.6 oz / 1/2 cup condensed milk
– 60g / 2.1 oz / 1/4 cup evaporated milk
– 200g / 7 oz / Biscoff ( Speculoos) fine crumbs (about 27 cookies)
– Put the cookies in a food processor and crush them until you have very fine crumbs. I would say a powder.
– In a microwave safe bowl, combine condensed milk, evaporated milk and butter.
– Microwave on high, one minute at a time until the butter as melted. Stir well.
– Add the Biscoff / Speculoos crumbs and mix well.
– Pour your mixture in a jar immediately.
– Let it cool and refrigerate until ready to eat !
Bon Appétit !