Melissa's Cuisine: Stroopwafels

Friday, January 21, 2011


Stroopwafels (1/11/11)
If you looked up "dutch" in the dictionary, you'd see a picture of my mom :) She is the epitome of a dutch person, born in the Netherlands, raised in a Frees speaking home in Canada, and lover of all things dutch. She still can speak dutch, collects Delft blue items, and loves salted black licorice (dutch licorice). I grew up saying dutch prayers, singing dutch songs, and eating dutch foods.

Whenever we'd visit my grandparents, we could be guaranteed lots of food. Breakfast by 8, morning coffee at 10, lunch at noon, afternoon coffee at 3, dinner at 5:30, and evening tea at 8. Almost non-stop eating, and absolutely no chance of going hungry. A lot of the foods we ate and loved were traditional dutch foods. One of my Grandpa's favorites, and mine too is stroopwafels. It's like a pizelle or thin waffle with a caramel syrup filling. Absolutely delicious!

You will need:
For wafels:
1/2 cup warm water (105-110 degrees)
1 package yeast (2-1/4 tsp)
1 cup butter
4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs

For syrup filling:
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup butter
6 Tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Dissolve yeast in warm water.
2. Cut butter into flour.
3. Mix sugar, eggs, and yeast mixture into flour.
4. Set aside to rise 30-60 minutes (it won't rise like bread dough, but it will gain some bulk).
5. Roll dough into golf-ball sized balls and bake in pizelle iron, about 3 minutes.
6. In a small sauce pan, boil syrup ingredients until at soft-ball stage (235-240 degrees).
7. Cut wafels in half and scoop 1 Tablespoon of syrup onto one side of wafel. Put halves back together.
8. Allow stroopwafels to cool before storing in an air-tight container.


  1. Laura and Heathers old Piano teacher was also Dutch, and they owned the Dutch store in Grand Rapids. She always had these at piano recitals. Yummy!

  2. They were AMAZING as usual. I'm so glad Kaylyn felt like sharing!

  3. These stroopwafels look absolutely delicious! Can't wait to give them a try!

    I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. These are perfect for this month's theme. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!


  4. You're quick! :) Thank you for entering the Smackdown Battle!


  5. I have never heard of these. They look delicious.

  6. I have been so interested by stroopwafels ever since I heard about them while watching a movie about Holland. These look excellent. If I can find my pizelle maker, I just may be able to make these. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  7. How fantastic.I am Dutch but live in the UK and have now learned how to make Dutch stroopwafels from a non- Dutch person- they look fabulous!! Thank you soo much for the recipe.XOXOXO

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  9. OMG! A recipe for these! I can't wait to make a batch. They remind me of my honeymoon and boy are they addicting!


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