Lotus® Biscuit Spread is a delicious and creamy spread made from crushed Lotus® biscuits. It has a unique flavor that makes it stand out from other spreads. It is perfect for toast, sandwiches, pancakes, and waffles. With its smooth texture and nutty taste, it is the perfect addition to any meal or snack. Enjoy the deliciousness of Lotus® Biscuit Spread on your favourite foods!

WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPES?

  • Unique Flavor: Lotus Biscoff Spread has a distinct flavor profile that combines the rich taste of caramelized biscuits with a hint of cinnamon. This unique flavor adds depth and complexity to any recipe it’s used in.
  • Versatility: Biscoff Spread can be used in a wide range of recipes, from simple spreads on toast to more elaborate desserts like cakes, cookies, and brownies. Its versatility means you can get creative and experiment with different dishes.
  • Easy to Use: Biscoff Spread comes in a convenient jar and has a smooth, spreadable consistency, making it easy to incorporate into recipes. You can simply scoop it out and add it to your favorite baked goods or use it as a topping without any additional preparation.
  • Crowd Pleaser: The delicious flavor of Lotus Biscoff Spread is sure to be a hit with friends and family. Whether you’re hosting a brunch, dessert party, or just looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, recipes featuring Biscoff Spread are sure to please.
  • Nostalgia: For many people, Biscoff cookies and spread evoke feelings of nostalgia, whether it’s memories of enjoying them with a cup of coffee or on a plane. Using Biscoff Spread in recipes can bring back those nostalgic moments and add a sense of comfort and familiarity to your cooking.

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTES

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  • Lotus® Biscuits  – Lotus® Biscuits, also known as speculoos biscuits, are spiced, caramelized cookies with a unique flavor. They are a key ingredient in this spread, providing a rich, sweet, and slightly spicy taste. There are no direct substitutes for Lotus® Biscuits as they have a distinct flavor. However, you can use other spiced or cinnamon-flavored cookies for a similar taste.
  • Butter – Butter adds a creamy and rich texture to the spread. It also helps bind the ingredients together. You can substitute room-temperature butter with margarine or a plant-based butter for a dairy-free option.
  • Milk – Milk adds moisture and creaminess to the spread. You can use any type of milk you prefer, including dairy milk, almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk, depending on dietary preferences or restrictions.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk  – Sweetened condensed milk is a thick, sweet, and sticky dairy product made by removing most of the water content from milk and adding sugar. It serves as the primary sweetener in the spread. For a dairy-free alternative, you can use sweetened condensed coconut milk or other non-dairy condensed milk substitutes available in stores. Keep in mind that the flavor and sweetness may vary with different substitutes.

It’s important to note that while substitutes are available for some ingredients, using Lotus® Biscuits will provide the most authentic flavor for Lotus® Biscuit Spread. However, feel free to experiment with alternatives to suit your taste preferences or dietary requirements.

Remember, while substitutes can be used, they may alter the taste, texture, and overall outcome of the muffins. It’s always a good idea to experiment and adjust the recipe according to your personal preferences and dietary restrictions.

RECIPES TIPS

  • Use Lotus® Biscuits: For an authentic Lotus® Biscuit Spread, it’s best to use Lotus® Biscuits themselves. They have a distinct flavor that contributes to the spread’s unique taste. However, you can experiment with other similar spiced or cinnamon-flavored biscuits if needed.
  • Room Temperature Butter: Ensure that the butter is at room temperature. This makes it easier to blend with the other ingredients and results in a smoother texture.
  • Crush the Biscuits: Crush the Lotus® Biscuits into fine crumbs before mixing them with the other ingredients. You can use a food processor or place the biscuits in a zip-top bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  • Add extra spices: Sprinkle some nutmeg in for a taste of Christmas. Vanilla extract is another popular addition.
  • Crunchy: If you want extra crunch and don’t have any Biscoff biscuits leftover, try other biscuits or nuts. Crushed salted peanuts can add a savory element to your spread.
  • Steady Heat: When heating the milk and sweetened condensed milk, use low to medium heat. Stir continuously to prevent burning or sticking to the pan. The mixture should become smooth and well combined.
  • Careful Not to Overheat: Be cautious not to overheat the milk mixture, as it can cause the spread to become too thick or change in texture. Heat it until it’s just warmed and fully combined.
  • Consistency Check: The spread should have a smooth, spreadable consistency. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more milk and mix until you reach the desired consistency.
  • Cool Before Storing: Allow the Lotus® Biscuit Spread to cool to room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container. This prevents condensation and helps maintain the spread’s texture.
  • Refrigeration: While it’s not necessary, you can store Lotus® Biscuit Spread in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life. It can also be kept at room temperature for shorter periods.
  • Use as a Topping: Besides spreading it on toast or crackers, you can use Lotus® Biscuit Spread as a topping for pancakes, waffles, or ice cream. It’s a versatile treat.
  • Creative Uses: Get creative with your Lotus® Biscuit Spread by incorporating it into desserts like milkshakes, cheesecakes, or as a filling for pastries.

Remember that the consistency of the spread can vary slightly based on the brand of biscuits and the specific sweetened condensed milk used. Adjustments may be needed to achieve the desired texture and sweetness level. Enjoy your homemade Lotus® Biscuit Spread!

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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  1. Crush the Lotus® Biscuits: Start by crushing the Lotus® Biscuits into fine crumbs. You can use a food processor for this or place the biscuits in a zip-top bag and crush them with a rolling pin. Ensure that the biscuits are finely ground for a smooth spread.
  2. Prepare a Double Boiler: Fill a saucepan with a few inches of water and bring it to a simmer. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the saucepan, ensuring that it doesn’t touch the water. This setup will be used to melt the ingredients without direct heat.
  3. Combine Butter and Milk: In the heatproof bowl, add the room-temperature butter and milk. Stir continuously as the butter melts into the milk. Keep stirring until the mixture is well combined and smooth.
  4. Add Sweetened Condensed Milk: Gradually pour in the sweetened condensed milk while stirring constantly. Continue to heat and stir the mixture over the double boiler. It should become smooth and well incorporated.
  5. Incorporate Crushed Biscuits: Once the milk and sweetened condensed milk mixture is smooth, remove it from the heat. Add the crushed Lotus® Biscuit crumbs into the mixture. Stir thoroughly until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  6. Adjust Consistency: If you find the spread to be too thick for your liking, you can add a little more milk and mix until you achieve the desired consistency. Keep in mind that the spread will thicken slightly as it cools.
  7. Cool and Transfer: Allow the Lotus® Biscuit Spread to cool to room temperature. It will firm up as it cools. Once cooled, transfer the spread to an airtight container or a glass jar with a lid.
  8. Enjoy: Your homemade Lotus® Biscuit Spread is ready to be enjoyed! Spread it on toast, crackers, pancakes, waffles, or use it as a delicious topping for desserts.

VARIATIONS

Certainly! There are several variations and add-ins you can experiment with to customize your Lotus® Biscuit Spread. Here are some ideas to get creative:

  1. Chocolate Lotus® Biscuit Spread: For a chocolatey twist, add cocoa powder or melted chocolate to the mixture. Start with 2-3 tablespoons of cocoa powder or 100 grams of melted chocolate, and adjust to your taste. This will give your spread a delightful chocolate flavor.
  2. Crunchy Lotus® Biscuit Spread: If you like some crunch in your spread, mix in chopped nuts such as toasted almonds, hazelnuts, or pecans. The nutty texture pairs wonderfully with the Lotus® Biscuit flavor.
  3. Spiced Lotus® Biscuit Spread: Enhance the spiced flavor by adding a pinch of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, or even ginger. These spices complement the Lotus® Biscuit’s unique taste and add warmth to the spread.
  4. Lotus® Biscuit and Cookie Spread: Mix in crushed cookies of your choice to create a cookie and Lotus® Biscuit hybrid spread. Oreo cookies or chocolate chip cookies work well for this variation.
  5. Fruity Lotus® Biscuit Spread: Incorporate dried fruits like raisins, cranberries, or apricots for a sweet and chewy texture. The fruity sweetness pairs nicely with the Lotus® Biscuit’s caramel notes.
  6. Nutella Lotus® Biscuit Spread: Combine Nutella or another hazelnut spread with Lotus® Biscuit Spread for a nutty and chocolaty fusion spread.
  7. Salted Caramel Lotus® Biscuit Spread: Drizzle homemade salted caramel sauce into your Lotus® Biscuit Spread for a sweet and salty contrast that’s both indulgent and delightful.
  8. Lotus® Biscuit and Coffee Spread: If you’re a coffee lover, add a teaspoon of instant coffee or espresso powder to the mixture for a subtle coffee flavor that pairs well with the Lotus® Biscuit’s spiced notes.
  9. Lotus® Biscuit and Cream Cheese Spread: Blend in softened cream cheese for a tangy and creamy Lotus® Biscuit Spread that’s perfect for spreading on bagels or toast.
  10. Lotus® Biscuit Swirls: Create a marbled effect by swirling in melted white or dark chocolate into your Lotus® Biscuit Spread. This not only adds visual appeal but also extra flavor.

Feel free to combine these variations or invent your own unique Lotus® Biscuit Spread by experimenting with different flavors and textures. Remember to adjust the quantities to achieve your preferred taste and consistency. Enjoy your customized spreads on a variety of snacks and desserts!

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH ?

Lotus® Biscuit Spread is incredibly versatile and can be served with a wide range of foods to enhance their flavor, both sweet and savory. Here are some suggestions for what else you can serve with Biscoff Spread:

  • Toast or Bagels: Spread Lotus® Biscuit Spread on toasted bread, bagels, or English muffins for a delightful breakfast or snack.
  • Pancakes and Waffles: Drizzle Lotus® Biscuit Spread over a stack of pancakes or waffles for a sweet and spiced topping.
  • Fruit Slices: Dip apple slices, banana chunks, strawberries, or other favorite fruits into the spread for a sweet and crunchy snack.
  • Crackers: Spread Lotus® Biscuit Spread on plain or whole-grain crackers for a tasty and quick appetizer.
  • Croissants: Use it as a filling for croissants for a decadent pastry treat.
  • Ice Cream Topping: Warm the spread slightly and use it as a topping for vanilla or caramel ice cream.
  • Smoothie Add-In: Blend Lotus® Biscuit Spread into your morning smoothie for a spiced and sweet flavor.
  • Yogurt Parfait: Layer it with Greek yogurt, granola, and fresh berries to create a delicious yogurt parfait.
  • Peanut Butter Sandwich: Combine Lotus® Biscuit Spread with peanut butter for a unique twist on a classic sandwich.
  • Baked Goods Filling: Use it as a filling for cookies, thumbprint cookies, or as a layer in cakes and brownies.
  • Dessert Dips: Serve Lotus® Biscuit Spread as a dip alongside pretzels, marshmallows, or graham crackers for fondue-style dipping.
  • Crepe Filling: Spread it inside crepes and fold them for a mouthwatering dessert.
  • Filling for Pastries: Use it as a filling for pastries like puff pastry turnovers or Danish pastries.
  • Doughnut Filling: Fill doughnuts with Lotus® Biscuit Spread for an indulgent treat.
  • Cheesecake Swirl: Swirl it into cheesecake batter before baking for a Lotus® Biscuit-flavored cheesecake.
  • Cake Frosting: Use it as a frosting or filling for layer cakes.
  • Hot Chocolate or Coffee: Stir it into your hot chocolate or coffee for a sweet and spiced beverage.
  • Biscuit Sandwiches: Create sandwich cookies by spreading Lotus® Biscuit Spread between two Lotus® Biscuits.
  • Bread Pudding: Use it as a sauce or drizzle for bread pudding.
  • Stuffed French Toast: Make stuffed French toast with Lotus® Biscuit Spread as the filling.

The possibilities are endless, so feel free to get creative and pair Lotus® Biscuit Spread with your favorite foods to enjoy its sweet, spiced goodness in various ways.

WHAT RECIPES CAN BE USED WITH LOTUS® BISCUIT SPREAD?

Lotus® Biscuit Spread can be used in a variety of recipes to add a delicious, spiced, and sweet flavor. Here are some recipe ideas that incorporate Lotus® Biscuit Spread:

  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Cheesecake: Use Lotus® Biscuit Spread as a filling or swirl it into the cheesecake batter before baking for a spiced cheesecake with a delightful crunch.
  • Lotus® Biscoff Stuffed Cookies: Make a batch of your favorite cookie dough and sandwich a dollop of Biscoff Spread between two pieces of dough before baking. This creates a gooey, caramelized center in each cookie.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Cookies: Incorporate Lotus® Biscuit Spread into your cookie dough for spiced and sweet cookies. You can also use it as a filling for thumbprint cookies.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Brownies: Swirl Lotus® Biscuit Spread into your brownie batter to create a marbled effect and add a spiced twist to classic brownies.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Cupcakes: Fill cupcakes with Lotus® Biscuit Spread for a surprise center, or use it as a frosting or swirl on top.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Pancakes: Add Lotus® Biscuit Spread to your pancake batter for spiced pancakes, or use it as a topping.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Milkshake: Blend Lotus® Biscuit Spread with vanilla ice cream and milk for a creamy and spiced milkshake.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Ice Cream: Make homemade ice cream by mixing Lotus® Biscuit Spread into the base before churning.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Stuffed French Toast: Spread Lotus® Biscuit Spread between slices of bread for stuffed French toast.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Crepes: Use it as a filling for crepes along with sliced bananas or strawberries.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Truffles: Mix Lotus® Biscuit Spread with crushed biscuits and roll them into truffle-sized balls, then coat with melted chocolate.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Popsicles: Incorporate Lotus® Biscuit Spread into popsicle molds with milk or yogurt for a frozen treat.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Oatmeal: Swirl Lotus® Biscuit Spread into your morning oatmeal for added sweetness and flavor.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Tarts: Use Lotus® Biscuit Spread as a filling for mini tarts or tartlets.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Parfait: Layer Lotus® Biscuit Spread with Greek yogurt, granola, and fresh berries for a delicious parfait.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Cinnamon Rolls: Use it as a filling for homemade cinnamon rolls or drizzle it over freshly baked rolls.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Pie: Create a pie with Lotus® Biscuit Spread as the main filling or layer.
  • Lotus® Biscuit Spread Banana Bread: Swirl Lotus® Biscuit Spread into banana bread batter for a spiced twist on this classic.

These recipes provide just a glimpse of the many ways you can use Lotus® Biscuit Spread to enhance your baking and cooking. Feel free to experiment and come up with your own creations using this delicious spread.

MADE AHEAD INSTRUCTIONS

Lotus® Biscuit Spread can be made ahead and stored for later use. Here are some instructions on how to prepare it in advance and keep it fresh:

Making Lotus® Biscuit Spread Ahead of Time:

  1. Prepare the Spread: Follow the recipe to make the Lotus® Biscuit Spread as per your desired quantity and flavor variations.
  2. Allow to Cool: After preparing the spread, allow it to cool to room temperature. This is essential before storing it to prevent condensation inside the container.
  3. Transfer to Airtight Container: Transfer the cooled Lotus® Biscuit Spread into a clean and airtight container. Ensure that the container is completely dry to avoid moisture buildup.
  4. Seal Properly: Seal the container tightly to prevent air from entering. This will help maintain the freshness and texture of the spread.
  5. Label and Date: It’s a good practice to label the container with the date of preparation. This helps you keep track of its freshness.
  6. Refrigeration (Optional): While Lotus® Biscuit Spread can be stored at room temperature for shorter periods, it’s recommended to refrigerate it if you plan to keep it for an extended period. The cool temperature will help preserve the spread.

Storing and Serving from the Refrigerator:

  • When you’re ready to use the Lotus® Biscuit Spread, remove it from the refrigerator and allow it to come to room temperature for easier spreading. It may thicken when chilled, but it will become more spreadable as it warms up.

Shelf Life:

  • When stored properly in an airtight container, Lotus® Biscuit Spread can typically last for several weeks to a few months, depending on factors like temperature and humidity. Always check for any signs of spoilage, such as an off odor or mold, before consuming.

By preparing Lotus® Biscuit Spread ahead of time and storing it correctly, you can enjoy its delicious flavor and versatility whenever you desire without the need for immediate preparation.

STORAGE & REHEATING

Storage:

  1. Room Temperature: If you plan to use the Lotus® Biscuit Spread within a few weeks, you can store it at room temperature. Make sure it’s in an airtight container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
  2. Refrigeration: For longer-term storage and to maintain freshness, it’s advisable to refrigerate the spread. Seal it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator.
  3. Freezing: If you want to keep the spread for an extended period, you can freeze it. Divide it into smaller portions if needed, place them in airtight containers, and store them in the freezer. Ensure the containers are well sealed to prevent freezer burn.

Reheating:

  1. Room Temperature: If the Lotus® Biscuit Spread has been stored at room temperature, you can use it directly without the need for reheating. It should be spreadable at room temperature.
  2. Refrigerated: When stored in the refrigerator, the spread might become firmer. To soften it, take the desired amount and allow it to sit at room temperature for about 15-30 minutes before use. Alternatively, you can microwave it in short, 10-second bursts, stirring in between until it reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Frozen: If you froze the spread, remove the portion you want to use and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, follow the steps for reheating from the refrigerated state.

Remember that Lotus® Biscuit Spread contains fats and sugars, which can become firm when chilled. The reheating process is primarily for adjusting its consistency to make it spreadable again. Be cautious not to overheat it, as it can become too thin and lose its texture.

Always check for any signs of spoilage, such as an off odor or mold, before consuming the spread, especially if it has been stored for an extended period. Proper storage and reheating will help maintain the quality and deliciousness of your Lotus® Biscuit Spread.

RECIPES FAQS

What is Lotus® Biscuit Spread?

Lotus® Biscuit Spread is a popular sweet spread made from Lotus Biscoff cookies, also known as speculoos or speculaas cookies. It has a unique spiced and caramelized flavor.

Is Lotus® Biscuit Spread vegan-friendly?

The original Lotus® Biscuit Spread contains dairy and is not vegan. However, some brands offer vegan versions of Biscoff spreads, which do not contain dairy.

Can I use Lotus® Biscuit Spread as a substitute for other spreads, like peanut butter or Nutella?

Yes, Lotus® Biscuit Spread can be used as a spread on bread, toast, or crackers, or as a filling for pastries and desserts. It has a distinct spiced flavor that sets it apart from peanut butter or chocolate spreads like Nutella.

How long does Lotus® Biscuit Spread last once opened?

Once opened, Lotus® Biscuit Spread can be stored at room temperature for several weeks, provided it is kept in a cool, dry place and the jar is sealed tightly. For longer shelf life, refrigerating it is recommended.

Can I bake with Lotus® Biscuit Spread?

Absolutely! Lotus® Biscuit Spread can be used as an ingredient in various baked goods, including cookies, brownies, cakes, and muffins, to add its unique flavor.

What are some recipes that use Lotus® Biscuit Spread?

Lotus® Biscuit Spread can be used in recipes for Lotus Biscoff cheesecake, cookies, milkshakes, pancakes, and more. It can also be used as a filling for pastries and as a topping for ice cream and waffles.

Can Lotus® Biscuit Spread be used in savory dishes?

While Lotus® Biscuit Spread is typically used in sweet dishes, some creative cooks have experimented with using it in savory recipes, such as glazes for roasted meats. However, it’s primarily known for its sweet applications.

Is Lotus® Biscuit Spread gluten-free?

The original Lotus® Biscuit Spread contains wheat flour and is not gluten-free. However, some brands offer gluten-free versions of Biscoff spreads for those with dietary restrictions.

Can I use Lotus® Biscuit Spread in no-bake desserts?

Yes, Lotus® Biscuit Spread is a great addition to no-bake desserts like cheesecakes, truffles, and bars. Its creamy texture and spiced flavor can enhance the taste of such treats.

Are there any allergens in Lotus® Biscuit Spread?

The original Lotus® Biscuit Spread contains wheat and soy. It may also contain traces of nuts and milk due to manufacturing processes. Always check the label for allergen information if you have dietary restrictions or allergies.

Can I adjust the portion size of the recipes?

Yes, you can adjust the portion size of the recipe to suit your needs. If you want to make a larger batch of the recipe, simply double or triple the ingredient quantities accordingly.

If you’re using a recipe card, you can typically adjust the serving size directly on the card. Just click on the serving size and increase or decrease it to your liking. However, always ensure that you’re using an appropriate storage jar for the adjusted portion.

If you can find the exact portion that you like, you can, also, adjust this in manual mode. Make sure that the cooking times and temperatures have been adjusted for different quantities of ingredients. Please do not pass the max line indicated inside of the mixing bowl. The capacity of the mixing bowl is 2.2 liters.

This recipes is compatible with which model of Thermomix®?

This recipes suitable for TM31 / TM5 / TM6

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Lotus® Biscuit Spread

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Lotus® Biscuit Spread is a delicious and creamy spread made from crushed Lotus® biscuits. It has a unique flavor that makes it stand out from other spreads. It is perfect for toast, sandwiches, pancakes, and waffles. With its smooth texture and nutty taste, it is the perfect addition to any meal or snack. Enjoy the deliciousness of Lotus® Biscuit Spread on your favourite foods!

Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

Yields500 Servings

 250 g Lotus® Biscuits
 50 g butter, room temperature
 100 g milk
 150 g sweetened condensed milk

1

Put the biscuits in the mixing bowl and grind 40 sec | Speed 10. Wipe with a spatula down into the mixing bowl.

2

Add butter and both milks and mix for 30 sec | Speed 8.

3

Transfer to a sealable glass and store in the refrigerator.

Ingredients

 250 g Lotus® Biscuits
 50 g butter, room temperature
 100 g milk
 150 g sweetened condensed milk

Directions

1

Put the biscuits in the mixing bowl and grind 40 sec | Speed 10. Wipe with a spatula down into the mixing bowl.

2

Add butter and both milks and mix for 30 sec | Speed 8.

3

Transfer to a sealable glass and store in the refrigerator.

Lotus® Biscuit Spread

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