Dandaoy Pain D'Amandes

Dandoy Biscuits

by Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
June 24, 2009

This month’s winners are Nancy Edwards and Anna C. Congratulations!

Below is the original Baking Friday post.


Scroll down to enter a comment, and click “submit” after the preview appears on screen. Send in your answer by midnight tonight and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a box of Dandoy Biscuits’ pain d’amandes. Winners will be contacted via email. This Baking Friday is open to participants living in all 50 states in the U.S. (Baking Fridays take place on Thursdays during the summer months.)

It was only a couple of years ago that I learned about speculoos, the delicious Belgian spice cookies, and I only grow founder of them as the years go by. But imagine my surprise when I learned that Borne Confections (formerly Pierre Marcolini — they still sell Pierre Marcolini chocolates but also offer other luxury confections) carries Belgium’s premiere biscuit house, Dandoy. Dandoy Biscuits has been around since 1829 and it is still family-owned. Over six generations, the Dandoy family has perfected its biscuit (or cookies as we call them in the U.S.) recipes to produce the finest and most elegantly delicious biscuits.

Dandoy Biscuits with TeaBiscuiterie Dandoy

While they do make speculoos, my favorite is the pain d’amandes. These spiced buttery crisps are derived from the speculoos biscuit and mixed with roasted and crunched fresh almonds — just heavenly.

In addition to the classic biscuits, Dandoy also produces a variety of decadent specialty biscuits, including palet de dames and sable citron. They’re the perfect treat with tea or coffee, or a luxurious gift to offer someone special.

Thank you, Borne Confections, for this week’s Baking Friday contribution!


Comments (28)


Jun 25, 07:48 AM

Italy, France, Japan, and various parts of Eastern Europe abroad. Pacific Northwest and Grand Canyon in the States.


Jun 25, 08:06 AM

I want to go to Hanoi, Vienna, and Singapore!


Jun 25, 08:10 AM

Japan!! I lived there for 11 years and miss many things about it, including the amazing food, Japanese and Western!!
Also want to go to France, Greece, Germany. India. Macchu Picchu. Australia. New Zealand.

Dan Dickinson

Jun 25, 08:20 AM

Internationally: France, Japan, Spain, Italy, London.

Domestically: New Orleans, San Francisco, my hometown of Ithaca, and Chicago (going next week!)

Julia Ames

Jun 25, 08:23 AM

In the next year Indonesia but would love to get to Thailand and Vietnam Laos and Cambodia. Long run Japan, China and do some serious hopping around in the Mediterranean.


Jun 25, 08:27 AM

South Africa!


Jun 25, 08:33 AM

Alaska, Norway, Finland… anywhere near the Arctic Circle. I’ve been to Antarctica, and I’ve been to the Galapagos (on the equator), so now it’s time to hit the other end of the world and balance myself out.

Laurie D

Jun 25, 08:34 AM

Anywhere that I’ve never been!


Jun 25, 08:35 AM

Paris – to feast on chocolates and macarons.


Jun 25, 08:35 AM



Jun 25, 08:46 AM

Alaska, Yosemite and the Amazon jungle

anna c.

Jun 25, 08:49 AM

rome, hong kong, shanghai, beijing, tokyo, istanbul, buenos aires, fiji… a one year ticket around the world!


Jun 25, 09:10 AM

Bhutan – the happiest place on earth!


Jun 25, 09:49 AM

Turkey, Brazil, Argentina and Cuba! Can’t you tell I’m a hot-blooded gal?

Nancy Edwards

Jun 25, 10:38 AM

Galapagos for my nature-loving children. Since college, I have been fascinated about the Seychelles.


Jun 25, 11:13 AM

I’ve been to over 30 countries so far, but I would love to go to Bhutan. Still pretty untainted by the modern inventions.
Also would love to cruise around Tuscany for great scenery food and wine, Vietnam and Cambodia, Safari in Africa, Tasmania to see the penguins, and northern Norway for Aurora Borealis.


Jun 25, 11:48 AM

Campinas, Brasil. The people there really know how to enjoy life.


Jun 25, 11:51 AM

Greece, Italy, Turkey, New Zealand, Iceland, Africa, Portland,Oregon, Austin, Texas and California.


Jun 25, 01:04 PM

Turkey and Greece (2010), Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Kenya.


Jun 25, 01:31 PM

Thailand! Beautiful weather and wonderful food – what could be better than that!?


Jun 25, 03:36 PM

Buenos Aires


Jun 25, 04:12 PM

Italy, Spain, South Africa, and Australia!


Jun 25, 08:16 PM

Ankor Wat, Siem Reap Province in Cambodia… a true hidden gem.


Jun 25, 08:55 PM

Bali, Santorini, Rome, London, Hong Kong, Vancouver, BC.


Jun 26, 01:11 AM

Turkey, Morocco, Nepal, and back to Paris


Jun 26, 08:38 AM

mexico, buenos aires (home), naples… travel is very food driven for me…

Tony Martino

Jun 26, 10:37 AM

Easter Island…..Anywhere with spiritual mystery!!!


Jul 9, 06:33 PM

Being a foodie, Singapore is number
one on my list. And, as soon as I landed
I’d hop over to the Newton Car Park
… just about the best food stalls there.

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