Dorie Greenspan is one of my favorite cookbook authors. If you've read my blog in the past, you know that I've cooked from her Around My French Table quite a bit. Last week, I found Tuesdays with Dorie, a site that continues to follow and sample Dorie's more recent cookbooks. I jumped on that bandwagon immediately.
From Baking Chez Moi, I tried the recipe for Apple Speculoos Crumble. Spec-u-what? Speculoos are these little digestive cookies popular in Europe. A quick search on Amazon and voila! I had a 3-pack arrive at my doorstep. G immediately tore into them. Cinnamon and brown sugar? Um, speculoos and G speak the same language.
Dorie perfectly describes the aroma and taste of these cookies as: "...Christmas...-just-around-the-corner..."
For the Apple Speculoos Crumble, I used both Granny Smith and Gala apples.
These apples didn't produce a lot of liquid in prep and in baking. That's the only issue I had with my version. I probably needed to add more sugar to them as they sat during the crumble making (a simple mix of butter and speculoos!)
Taste, though? No issues there!
Delicious and perfect for the onset of the holidays.
G, my own King of Apples, gave this a big thumbs up. His forever favorite, apples, paired with his new fave, speculoos, equalled a big hit. I surprised him with the addition of vanilla bean ice cream. No photo though. He was too fast on the draw for me.