The Fairy Hobmother & Stroopwafels

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Stroopwaffel - Dutch caramel cinnamon waffles

I became a bit obsessed with making my own stroopwafels a few years ago. I’ve always loved buying them from Starbucks and warming them on a caramel latte but I thought I could do better making my own. I realised I’d need a pizzelle iron – not readily available in the UK – you’d have to have it shipped in. I kind of gave up on the idea but occasionally I still buy them from Starbucks or when I was in Amsterdam I bought a suitcase full. Small space for pants, huge space for food…that’s just how I roll.

So when I was contacted by The Fairy Hobmother the other day to let me know my dream of pizzelle maker ownership was very soon to become a reality, the only right thing to do was write to blog post on it. I made my wish on @tehbus’ blog post and never expected to hear any more of it. I’ve been a very lucky girl in the past couple of weeks what with this and my lovely KitchenAid (and something else coming up soon).

The Fairy Hobmother works for Appliances Online. They’ve got some pretty nice stuff over there, I’ve been eyeing up a nice duel fuel cream range cooker that would look just laaaaverly in my kitchen. And if you leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your wish for something nice, the Fairy Hobmother might just pay you a visit!

So back to the stroopwafels…I found a recipe online and tweaked it a bit – I used half wholemeal flour and used light golden syrup as I find molasses a bit too strong in flavour, which worked out perfectly. The recipe said it was for 12 waffles, but I ended up with 24. Well, I had about 20 as I cut some of them up wrong (and took a bit of my finger off, so please be careful!).

{Makes about 24 stroopwafels}

Ingredients

For the waffles

  • 300g wholemeal flour
  • 300g plain flour
  • 160g unsalted butter
  • 125ml warm water (I used 50/50 boiling & cold)
  • 120g granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 7g yeast
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

For the filling

  • 330g dark brown sugar
  • 160g unsalted butter
  • 90ml golden syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

You’ll also need a pizzelle iron and a sweet/candy thermometer

Instructions

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water
  2. Put the butter into the flour and start by mixing it in a little, then add the rest of the waffle ingredients into the mix until it’s smooth.
  3. Cover bowl with cling film and leave for 45 minutes.
  4. Whilst waiting for the dough to work its magic, make the filling. Take all the filling ingredients and warm in a pan, stirring constantly. Using the sweet thermometer, when it gets to soft ball stage, remove from the heat.
  5. Preheat your pizzelle maker and split up the dough into 24 even pieces, rolling into balls. I find the easiest way is to split in half, then halve each half, then split each of those into three. Place two at a time into the pizzelle maker and leave for about 30 seconds to a minute, until golden brown. Remove and leave to cool a little. Mine were very unshapely so I used a round cutter to remove the crusty uneven edges and give it a neat edge.
  6. Using a bread knife, carefully slice each pizzelle in half and use 1-2 tbsp of the filling to sandwich the stroopwafel back together. If the sauce goes too hard to spread, warm a little on the hob again. Delicious fresh and warm, or leaving a little longer to go a bit harder.
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18 Responses to “The Fairy Hobmother & Stroopwafels”

  1. Seddy5 says:

    wow these look delicious! I’ve only ever tried them once when we found some at a specialty store.. but they were not very fresh. They are so beautiful too.. I want some with my tea right now! 

    My wish for the fairy hobmother would be for a canning set. I can my own jams and jellies but I only have a tiny little pot to process them in so I have to make lots and lots of small batches of smaller jam jars. A big canning pot and canning tools would be ammaazing

  2. I had stroopwafels for the first time in ages last weekend and had forgotten how yum they are. They should always be eaten after sitting on top of a cup of tea to melt the filling :)

  3. Clare Heaton says:

    Never tasted them so thank you for introducing us to something different – love this blog!  Keep it up :-)

  4. Rach says:

    They look fantastic!

    Dear Fairy Hobmother, I would truly love a new icecream maker.  I got mine out to pack for the move yesterday and it’s leaked blue gunge everywhere and has had to go to appliance heaven.

    Sad face.

  5. Sarah Boston says:

    Chris wouldn’t share them, but they looked deeeeelicious!

    Ok. My Fairy Hobmother request. I would dearly love a juicer, capable of making the most delicious (and bizarre) concoctions. Happy memories of growing up on pear, ginger and carrot juice for breakfast – I want to be healthy again!

  6. I’d like the Fairy Hobmother to pay me a visit with the gift of  a hand held vacuum cleaner. It would make cleaning up those pet hairs a cinch.

  7. Madewithpink.com says:

    I’ve always wanted to know how to make these. They look delicious!

    If the Fairy Hobmother granted my wish I’d wish for either a bread maker or an ice cream maker (or attachment for my Kitchenaid) or the new clear glass mixing bowl for my kitchenaid. Keeping my fingers crossed my wish gets granted!!

  8. Matt Friend says:

    Wowsa! These look so pretty!! Think of all the showing off you could do at breakfast time with those!

    Well then, Dear Fairy Hobmother. I have been meaning to start a blog for such a long time now (I even have it all set up and everything!) but I have just not been able to get the inspiration ( and kick up the arse) to start writing on it yet. If you could see your way to fulfilling my dream of owning a KitchenAid *massive wishful thinking!!*, or more realistically a chef’s blow-torch, I think I would finally have cause to put pen to paper. Or keyboard to monitor, or something like that.

  9. Matt Friend says:

    Wowsa! These look so pretty!! Think of all the showing off you could do at breakfast time with those!

    Well
    then, Dear Fairy Hobmother. I have been meaning to start a blog for
    such a long time now (I even have it all set up and everything!) but I
    have just not been able to get the inspiration ( and kick up the arse)
    to start writing on it yet. If you could see your way to fulfilling my
    dream of owning a KitchenAid *massive wishful thinking!!*, or more
    realistically a chef’s blow-torch, I think I would finally have cause to
    put pen to paper. Or keyboard to monitor, or something like that.

  10. miss south says:

    These look amazing. I love stroopwaffels. I get a Dutch friend to send me them and I revel in every sticky mouthful…

  11. Ally Manock says:

    These look so very pretty! …and yummy!

  12. [...] Online before, but hadn’t really paid attention until I recieved an email after commenting on Becs blog post about stroopwafels. She was sent a voucher for Amazon and bought a stroopwafel maker. Stroopwafel. Strooooooooopwafel. [...]

  13. jackie says:

    I have been craving these for years since I tasted my first in the Amsterdam airport during a layover on my flight to Russia.  To find them here in the states…well they are very expensive.  So thanks for the recipe…now…

    Dear Fairy Hobmother:  All I need to make these is a pizzelle iron…so”I wish I may I wish I might to have this wish tonight” 

  14. Vicky says:

    These look yummy :D

    Dear Fairy Hobmother,
    I enjoy baking and would really love a kenwood compact mixer KM265. I’ve wanted one for ages now but just don’t see when I will be able to buy one. You would make me very happy, I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  15. Stroopwafel says:

    I love baking and i mostly like such a very delicious and crunchy cookie.

  16. Bryony Marshall says:

    I visited appliancesonline.co.uk but there was no pizzelle iron! Did you get yours from this site before? My little sister LOVES stroopwafels and I’d love to get her one for her birthday :)

    • Becs says:

      Hi Bryony, really sorry for the late reply. The pizzelle iron they got me was from Amazon but I think .com not .co.uk as you can’t get them over here.

  17. aliana littlebell says:

    can you use a toastie maker/sandwich press to make these?
    thanks
    xx

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