Specier with liquorice.
Add 1 tsf of liquorice
powder to the recipe.
Specier with choc chips.
Add some chocolate drops or cut up chocolate from a block
of chocolate, dark or milk, before rolling out.
Specier with pecan nuts.
Add some crushed Pecan nuts before rolling out.
Divide the dough in two pieces and add cocoa to one piece.
Roll both pieces of dough out flat in a square, wet one
piece slightly with water and place the other piece on top, again wet slightly
with water and roll up tight like a Swiss roll. Roll out in a sausage shape
about 3 ½ - 4cm thick and refrigerate, cut out 3 - 4 mm thick.
Place some Specier in an airtight jar or a cellophane bag and
decorate with curling ribbon and a couple of Christmas stickers and give to
your friends, co-workers, teachers, or your neighbour, they will love to
get a little homemade gift for Christmas.