Waffles do get eaten at the breakfast of every other household, and not just that, it has also become part of every other meal like starters, desserts, and even entrée.
Waffles originate from France and Belgium, but it has gone to every corner of the world.
Today, we bring you a new type of waffle that does not come from very far away.
StroopWafle was first made in the Gouda city of the Netherlands. StroopWafel is a delicious, dessert-like waffle that has been made in Holland for over 200 years.
StroopWafel is made from a combination of flour, eggs, milk, and butter. It is then mixed with brown sugar syrup to create a sticky caramel sauce. The StroopWafel is then baked in a waffle iron until golden brown on both sides. The waffle is then cut into squares and served with hot coffee or tea.
How To Eat A Stroopwafel?
Stroopwafel is a thin, round biscuit made from two thin layers of baked flour with a caramel-like syrup filling in the middle.
It’s not difficult to eat a Stroopwafel.
Stroopwafel is usually eaten as a snack or dessert.
It has a soft texture and can be enjoyed at any time of the day. You can also serve it as an appetizer or dessert during parties!
Tips To Eat StroopWafel
- Cut the stroopwafel in half and place both halves on a plate, preferably with some space in between them, so they don’t stick together.
- Use your thumbs to gently separate the two halves of the cookie apart until you have an open pocket-shaped hole in the middle of each half.
- Holding one of the cookie halves in place, use your thumb and index finger to pinch off small pieces of waffle dough from either side of the “pocket” and feed it into your mouth one bite at a time, as if you were eating popcorn or peanuts at the movie theater!
1. Put It On A Hot Drink
Grab a stroopwafel when you’re at the workplace, pour yourself a cup of coffee or tea, and do the following:
- Fill your mug with piping hot coffee, and place the waffle on top of your mug once the drink is hot and steamy.
- Allow it to sit for a few minutes until it softens.
- If necessary, flip it over and serve it warm. It’s a match made in heaven.
- The soothing heat from a hot cup of coffee softens the stroopwafel to exactly the right degree.
- It’s as if the stroopwafel just popped out of the waffle iron with the perfect amount of chewiness.
Are you a non-coffee drinker?
It’s not an issue. With a hot cup of tea, this clever approach works just as well.
Play A Little With The Coffee And StroopWafel
Adding a stroopwafel to your coffee already step up the game, but why stop there?
To give a fragrant twist to your coffee, add cinnamon and cloves.
Make a caramel mocha by combining brewed coffee or espresso with Dutch-processed chocolate, a splash of vanilla extract, caramel syrup, and half-and-half.
The stroopwafel will be like the icing on top.
2. Microwave The Stroopwafel
Heat your Sweet Chew stroopwafel in the microwave till it reaches the desired temperature.
Microwave it for 10 seconds, or just long enough to warm up the syrup without making the cookie too soft.
Simply keep an eye on it while it’s being nuked, and remove it as soon as the syrup becomes liquid again.
BE CAUTIOUS! While taking out the waffles, the filling might reach dangerously high temperatures, causing significant injury.
If you leave it in the microwave for too long, the syrup will spill all over the place except between the waffles (which you should avoid).
3. Go To A Dutch Market
A Dutch market is one of the greatest places to get a stroopwafel.
Simply follow that lovely scent to find freshly produced, still-warm stroopwafels, just as they’ve been made for decades, usually on the larger side (yep, a super-stroopwafel!).
They also sell containers containing a pack of stroopwafels that can be taken home as a keepsake and shared with a friend.
You can also buy stroopwafel bundles to take home (these make thoughtful gifts.)
For a truly unique treat, get a bag of leftover crumbs drizzled in syrup.
4. Add Ice-Cream
Ice cream is the best thing happened to this world.
And eating ice cream with the waffle is like you are something coming straight from heaven. Stroopwafel with the ice cream is easily available in the market.
However, if you have ice cream and stroopwafels at home, you can whip up a tasty dessert on your own.
It is mostly believed that they would be finest served with vanilla or caramel ice cream.
5. Served With Pancakes
If you like to eat stacks of American pancakes for breakfast, imagine a stroopwafel sandwiched between each pancake.
Perhaps with a scoop of ice cream on the side.
6. On The Grilled Cheese!
Try sandwiching a stroopwafel between two slices of grilled cheese and also include some meat for the taste.
The sweet and meaty tastes will combine to make one of the unique grilled cheese sandwiches you’ve ever tasted.
7. Add Hot Chocolate
Add a cup of handmade hot chocolate or a hot chocolate bomb—a chocolate sphere filled with the hot cocoa mix or chocolate ganache and hopefully lots of small marshmallows—to create a delicious stroopwafel experience.
Drop one into a mug of steaming milk and watch it transform into velvety hot chocolate, it is the perfect complement to the caramelly stroopwafel and your ticket to a relaxing evening at home.
What Is StroopWafel?
Stroopwafel is a popular Dutch snack that resembles a miniature waffle. These thin waffles are baked in a checkerboard pattern. The waffle is then split into two thinner waffles and then spiced buttery caramel syrup named Stroop is poured into each one.
Stroop is the Dutch name for “syrup”.
Their diameter ranges from 5cm (2″) to 25cm (10″), but they are usually around 10cm (4″). Stroopwafels were first made in Gouda in the 19th century.
When visiting a Dutch market, you’re likely to come across one or more stroopwafel stalls offering freshly made stroopwafels.
Making Process Of A Stroopwafel
Stroopwafel is mostly found in the bakery shop at the market and very rarely prepared at home.
An expert in the recipe makes the perfect stroopwafel on a designated waffle maker iron.
It is difficult but not impossible to make at home. Here is the method that you can try at home:
- On the stroopwafel iron, a ball of special dough is positioned and baked for about a minute at a high temperature.
- The waffle is then sliced into a perfect circle by removing the edges.
- The thin waffle is then sliced open, a generous amount of Stroop is applied, and the waffle is closed again, resulting in a fresh Dutch waffle!
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