How to make a delicious stroopwafel? A true Dutch recipe

How to make Dutch cookies at home - STROOPWAFFLES

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Stroopwafels, made after a centuries old Dutch recipe, are a true treat for all. Nowadays there are, besides from the original stroopwaffle, a lot of different flavours. A Dutch supermarket even created stroopwaffle flavours like lavender, ginger, banana-caramel, mango-chili and many more. Every flavour more tasteful and mouth-watering than the other. Want to know how to make these delicious Dutch treats? Read the points below so that you can hop into the kitchen and start baking!

Best way to eat a stroopwaffle

If you come to Holland, where the stroopwafels is a well-known treat. And ask the Dutch what the best way to eat stroopwafels is you will get the same answer over and over again. Because the best way to eat this cookie is to first warm up the waffle so that the caramel-like syrup inside changes to a more liquid form. The waffle also softens when warmed up. It’s taste changes from being great in cold form to being absolutely amazing when warmed up! The warming up could be done by putting it in the oven, microwave or just put the stroopwaffle on top of your smoking hot cup of coffee or tea.

Try different variations

Although the old Dutch recipe is amazing, does not mean it cannot be altered. You can change some ingredients or add a couple of new ones to create something totally fresh and new. Like mentioned above it is possible to make crazy flavours such as mango-chili (?!) or even caramel and many more. But it does not stop there. Variating with the flavour of the cookie is really nice, but did you know that there are countless of recipes that include stroopwafels. Such as soufflés, cakes, pies or latte macchiato.

Different ways to create the waffle

There isn’t only one correct way to make a stroopwaffle. As there are different roads that lead to the same castle, there are also different techniques to create a stroopwaffle. You could use a Pirelli iron or a pizzelle, but perhaps the easiest way is to use a grill press and a griddle. It is easy and only takes about 30 seconds per waffle.

Recipe

Did you get excited, which we totally understand, while reading our blog and you want to make some Stroopwafels on your own, don’t worry! We have given you the ingredient and directions below.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/8 cups butter, melted
  • 2 (.25 ounce) envelopes active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm mils
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups molasses
  • 1 1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Mix together the flour, melted butter, sugar, yeast, milk and egg in a large bowl. When the dough gets stiff enough, at that moment it becomes really hard to stir, turn out onto a floured surface and knead by hand for a couple of minutes. Then let it rise for 45 minutes
  2. In those 45 minutes you can make the filling. Heat up the molasses, brown sugar, remaining butter and cinnamon in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir to blend, then set aside.
  3. Preheat a the pizzelle iron. Knead the dough briefly, and create 2 inch balls, or any size that is compatible with your iron. Press the balls against the preheated iron, and cook until the iron stops releasing steam or when the waffles are golden brown.
  4. Carefully remove the waffle from the iron and split the waffle in half horizontally while warm. You do not want to wait too long, because the cookie will break if it gets cold. Spread the filling on one side and then put the halves back together.

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