Sweet and Spicy: Speculoos Spread at World Market
Fall is in the air: pumpkin spice lattes, chai teas, deep-dish apple pie and maple syrup: all the sweet and spicy flavors we associate with the changing of the leaves. And for me, speculoos cookies. Normally I bake my windmill-shaped speculoos cookies for the holidays, but I start craving them once the nights start to turn colder. So a few years ago when I discovered Lotus Biscoff Speculoos Spread at Monoprix in Paris, I began hauling jars home. Cinnamon, caramelized sugar, ginger, cardamon: my favorite sweet and spicy flavors.
Much like my other favorite Nutella, I’ve found lots of ways to use speculoos spread:
- as a dip for apples
- spread between 2 shortbread wafers for a yummy sandwich cookie
- slathered on hot toast or pancakes
Living in NYC, I got lucky: The Wafels and Dinges truck not only came to my neighborhood at least weekly, but they also sold their own version of speculoos spread. I bought 4 jars before we left NYC!
Moi note: I’m a loyal Delta frequent flyer, probably because they pass out free packs of Biscoff speculoos cookies! And if you’re really nice, the flight attendant will give you two!