6.14.2012

the sweet stuff


Since I've got a fair bit of time on my hands as of late I'm trying to spend more time in the kitchen.  I never had much interest in making anything beyond PB&J's growing up (ask my mom), so now I'm attempting to make up for lost time by actually having dinner on the stove (no, not on the table yet, let's not get ahead of ourselves here) when David gets home and (to appease my sweet tooth) have some sort of baked good whipped up to nosh on during the week.

This week I couldn't resist my stroopwafel recipe. . . I've been craving these babies for a while now.

I've actually only made a (huge) batch of these guys once before and they turned out FAN-tasticlly.  That was probably around a year and a half ago.  It's not that they're that hard to make, exactly - - they just take a whole afternoon, which, it so happens, I had to spare on Tuesday.
(Recipe to follow after the hoards of pictures)


STROOPWAFELS

Waffle Cookies

4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
2 large eggs
1 package active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water

Filling

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cups unsalted butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon (+ a little more if you like)
6 Tbsp dark corn syrup (dark is preferred, but I used light this time - because I didn't want to run to the store - and it seems to work just as well)

Instructions

  1. Preheat pizzelle iron
  2. TO MAKE WAFFLES: Disolve the yeast in the warm water.  Cut butter into the flour.  Mix in the sugar, cinnamon, eggs, and yeast mixture.  Mix well and set aside to rise for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Roll dough into balls and squeeze each ball into the preheated pizzelle iron and bake for about 30 seconds or to desired color.  Cut waffles into two thin halves.
  4. TO MAKE FILLING: In a saucepan boil the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, and dark corn syrup until it reaches the soft ball stage (234-240 F), stirring constantly.
  5. TO ASSEMBLE: Spread filling between the prior cut halves!
Makes about 24 servings - - BEST if eaten after they've cooled :)

P.S. This batch turned out A-mazing.  I've already eaten too much many of them.  We're going to have to make some friends ASAP so we can give these guys away before I gain 5 pounds.

7 comments:

Chelsie Clarke said...

OH MY GOSH THESE LOOK SO DELICIOUS!

Annie said...

This is just rude. First of all, to tempt me with these and second of all, you are too far away for me to come help diminish the stack. ;)
I've had the store bought kind but never had them homemade before and they look like they could be just as good if not better. Now I just have to convince my husband that it's worth the $50 pizelle maker...

Katrina said...

I love Stroopwaffels! My dad served his mission in Holland these are always the treat we get at Christmas-prepackaged of course. I'm definitely going to look into buying pizelle maker because homemade would just take the cake. You're so cute! And..eat another one for me!

Mr. and Mrs. White said...

Do you remember eating these in London!? I grew up in Germany, and I give myself all the credit for introducing these to the London crew. Haha yeah right, Staley. But I'm so jealous and want one right now! PS. I'm excited for you to try that taco soup. Let me know how it turns out!

Brendan and Megan said...

Where did you get the iron to make these??? And why did we not make these like every week when we lived close?

Carly Michelle said...

Meg - I apologize from the bottom of my heart for not making these for you sooner! I might have to send you a package for your birthday. . .

Jake said...

Yum looks really good. And nice use of the word nosh!