First made in the city of Gouda (the Netherlands) in the late 18th century, Stroopwafel is the most popular cookie in the Netherlands. It is often served as a breakfast snack with a hot drink – fun fact: usually, people place the Stroopwafel over the hot drink so it will soften and warmed up.
If you still haven’t been in the Netherlands and you are wondering what we are talking about, let’s prepare original Dutch Stroopwafel at home and discover what’s so special about it.
What do we need?
• ¼ cups warm milk
• 4 cups all-purpose flour
• ¾ cup white sugar
• 1 egg
• 1/3 cup butter
• 1 teaspoon cinnamon
• 11/3 cups brown sugar
• 11/8 melted butter
• 11/2 cups molasses
• 25 ounces dry yeast
Got it all?! Fantastic, let’s start rolling:
Step 1. Mix together the sugar, yeast, milk, melted butter, egg, and flour. Stir the dough until it gets stiff and then onto a floured surface, knead it by hand. Let the dough rise for 45 minutes.
Step 2. Now let’s focus to the filling. Heat the brown sugar, cinnamon, molasses and the rest of the butter in a saucepan. Make sure to stir it until it is perfectly blended. When done, put it aside.
Step 3. Preheat a pizzella iron. Divide the dough into small balls and press it in the preheated pizzella iron. Cook until the waffles are golden brown.
Step 4. Remove the waffles with a knife and split them in half horizontally. Spread the filling and put the two halves back together. Make sure to carefully do this step while they are still warm.
Step 5. Make yourself a tea or a cup of coffee put the Stroopwafel on the mug/cup and imagine that you are in the heart of Gouda. Enjoy it!