Today, at the grocery store I found a very special treat: Dutch Stroopwafels. If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying one, believe me when I tell you they are HEAVEN in the form a thin, buttery waffle crisp with delicious caramel inside. I was introduced to them by a friend when I lived in Germany and I was hooked!
The Syrup Waffle or Stroopwafel, as it is known in Holland, is a unique type of cookie that was created in the Netherlands. It is a traditional treat for the Dutch and is mostly eaten with coffee or tea. In fact, the best way to eat a Stroopwafel is to lay it over the top of a cup of steaming tea or coffee and let it warm up and soften the caramel a little. YUM!
You can find Stroopwafels this time of year at specialty stores like: World Market and probably Trader Joes or Whole Foods (I wouldn’t know…we don’t have them here in Boise –boo!). Today, I found them in a special holiday cookie display at a local chain grocery store (Winco, if you are in the western part of the country). If you are feeling adventurous, you can try to recreate it yourself using a pizelle maker. I have one (an Emirl waffle iron that has detachable pizelle plates with the word BAM! etched in them) and will be experimenting this weekend using this recipe:
Dutch Stroopwafel (Syrup Waffle):
For The Wafles:
For The Filling:
To Make Waffles:
To Make Filling:
Makes 12 servings.
I am thinking that instead of wheat flour you could try almond flour, although they might be a little more delicate and crumb-ly.
Let me know if you try it!