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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Stroopwafel

I never knew what a Stroopwafel was until I had a freshly made one in Amsterdam.

Stroopwafels (syrup waffles in Dutch) are crisp, paper-thin, coaster-sized waffles held together with a buttery caramel syrup.
A slab of dough is pressed with a waffle iron which has a much smaller grid pattern than a traditional waffle one. Next, the waffle is taken off the iron and sliced into half with what looks like a paint scraper. Then, a thin layer of syrup (stroop) made from brown sugar, butter and cinnamon is spread on one half before they are stuck back together

When the soft, warm waffle was plopped onto a napkin and handed to me, the vendor said I had to keep it flat so the gooey caramel syrup sandwiched between the two layers wouldn't drip.

I do not have a sweet tooth and caramel isn't really my thing but that stroopwafel was an exception.
It had a lovely chew, was sweet but not too sweet with just a hint of cinnamon to keep it interesting.

I was told that there is a ritual to eating this delectable Dutch treat. First, perch a Stroopwafel on top of a steaming cup of coffee or tea for about a minute. Then, delight in the aroma of cinnamon as the waffle warms and softens just a touch and the filling melts into a warm and gooey caramel treat.This is the traditional way of enjoying a Stroopwafel to the max in Holland!

This ritual really works its magic on those store-bought ones.



So if you’ve never had a stroopwafel, you owe it to yourself to give it a try. And if you are addicted, there is always the ASA  - Association of Stroopwafel Addicts.

"Stroopwafels ruined my marriage. I was so addicted i would sneak out of the house at night and run down to the ATM to pull money out just to buy more stroopwafels. Well that was until my bank account went into the red and i couldnt afford to pay my bills. And that wasnt even the most depraved state ive been in. I love stroopwaffels"    Dylan Troop

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28 comments:

camdandusler said...

Looks great 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

Sandee said...

Sounds very delightful. I'd be afraid to try one and then become addicted.

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Lin said...

We LOVE these! Airlines in the states are now offering them as a snack!

pilch92 said...

I have never heard of it. It looks tasty :)

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

How nice to be able to travel and taste that awesome treat. Thanks for the visit to my blog and your sweet comment on the leaf I made!

Linda said...

I like the name.

Aritha said...

Zo lekker. Toch eet ik niet vaak een stroopwafel. Ik bak wel eens stroopwafel cake. Gewone cake met stukje stroopwafel erin.

Link naar bakmix: https://www.koopmans.com/product/oud-hollandse-stroopwafelcake/

yonosoymillenium said...

que galleta mas interesante, nunca la he probado pero me gustaría mucho

Mellie said...

Never heard of them! But it looks like something I'd like to try.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Haha, they are absolutely delicious but not as good as that comedian you quoted ))). But we also fell for them on our Amsterdam visit and were served them as you talked about in a coffee shop where we had breakfast . Delicious.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I've never heard of a stroopwafel before, but it sound like something I would like--although not to the extent of Dylan Troop. His comment made me chuckle.

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh yum.. I can just imagine the sweet smell wafting through the street.
We get them packaged in the stores.

Joanne Viola said...

I have never heard of these but the combination of waffles and caramel make this sound delightful!!!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I've never heard of them but they look yummy!

stevebethere said...

Heheh! they look tasty I like the name hahah!

Have a deliciouslytastic week :-)

Sara Chapman in Seattle USA said...

Now this is interesting, especially about how to eat them. I had packaged ones once and nothing great, but then saw a Great British Baking Show episode with them and really wish I could have a fresh one. Thanks for the fun post, really!

Shiju Sugunan said...

Looks good!

judee said...

I've learned something new. Looks delicious. Will be on the look out for them.

An Apel a Day said...

This looks so good! I love waffles so much! I made some this weekend with powdered peanut butter, added peanut butter on top, and a drizzle of honey. Yummy!

Iris Flavia said...

Very, very seldom a sweet tooth here only, too, but cinnamon .... yum. But I don´t wanna become an addict ;-)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Veronica,

We bought some of these in a store years ago and we loved them! I bet a freshly made one like the one you had was fabulous! Yum, I'd like to have one! :) My sweet tooth isn't as bad as it was as a kid but I still love sweet things and won't pass up the opportunity to try new things when we're out.

betty-NZ said...

What a fun and, I'm sure, delicious treat! Thanks for all the pics and info :)

Your post on 'My Corner of the World' is great to see this week!

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Tom said...

...interesting, it's great to learn something new. Thanks so much for sharing this sweet post! Enjoy your week.

Jim said...

Yummy.

Natasha said...

I love Stroopwafel, and with my incorrigible sweet-tooth, I know I can get addicted to it real soon. I've had it once, and I totally got blown away by the flavours, even though I'm not a caramel fan either.

I love how you've taken us through a wonderful journey with this lip-smacking delicacy.

Now I'm drooling all over the keyboard. Lol!!! Pardon me.

Lovely to have you join us for #WordlessWednesday, dear Veronica. :)

Have a great weekend ahead!

loopyloulaura said...

I love the history and tradition behind stroopwafel but have never tried one. Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

Sensational Learning with Penguin said...

Oooh these look so yummy!! I think the Dutch (much like the Danish) know how to get lots of pleasure out of life :-) x #GlobalBlogging

italiafinlandia said...

Mmmmhhhh! Makes me wanna taste it!!