Spekulatius Maximus

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If you too have a sheet of puff pastry wreaking havoc in your freezer along with a jar of homemade speculoos spread waiting for something good to happen to it, you could make this.
Fellow vegan or baking-for-vegans baker: remember to check both the cookies and puff pastry for ingredients, otherwise you will be struck by lightening at the grocery store and there will be a call for clean up on aisle 5 because of you. Troublemaker.

Note that I doubled the batch of spread and since I wanted to finish up my bag of cookies, used a total of 330 g of them, margarine instead of coconut oil, and extra unsweetened soymilk to get the right, spreadable texture.

No need to roll out the sheet of thawed puff pastry, just cut it into 6 strips width-wise. In case you’re as hopeless as I am, width-wise = in a direction parallel to something’s width.
Really not that hard a concept but it’s something I can never assimilate, for the life of me. This is where you point and laugh. And this is where I smirk because I have golden brown speculoos rolls and you don’t.
Now that we’ve gotten the pettiness out of the way…

Spread a generous amount of speculoos love on each strip, making sure most of the surface is covered. Roll each one up kind of tightly. Grease 6 holes out of a standard muffin tin. Place each roll inside the tin, with the filling looking skyward.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C, or gas mark 4) and once ready, bake the rolls for 26 minutes, or until golden brown. Carefully remove from the tin and let cool on a wire rack.

I wanted to serve mine with a big cold glass of milk but we were all out, so I blended a couple tablespoons of tahini syrup, a small banana and enough water for the drink to be as thick or thin as desired. The outcome is the beverage you can see in the mason jar next to the rolls.

And then there was bliss.

  • Joy says:

    The remind me of cinnamon rolls.

  • Nix says:

    “Fellow vegan or baking-for-vegans baker: remember to check both the cookies and puff pastry for ingredients, otherwise you will be struck by lightening at the grocery store and there will be a call for clean up on aisle 5 because of you. Troublemaker.”

    Ha! Are you referring to the Vegan Police or Vegan Self-Shame? Hilarious. I like to call this “the-saddest-vegan-moments”.

    This looks too yummy. Whatever is in your lovely bell jar makes me want a milkshake.
    Really terrific shots, Celine!

    • Celine says:

      probably both.

      the thing in the jar is the smoothie I talk about at the end of the post, made with tahini sortofsyrup, water and a banana. it was good!

      xo

  • Hi Celine! Great post – your pictures are gorgeous as always.

    Have a great long weekend!

  • Mmmm, this looks so great! Looks like cinnamon rolls and I bet they taste as good too.

  • Beautiful artistry here. Both in the food making and the photography of said food.

    • Celine says:

      thank you for saying! I just checked out your blog and adore the post about getting two cats instead of one.