Stroopwafels, The Dutch Caramel Syrup Waffle Cookies
Stroopwafels: a masterpiece of flavour and texture.
Stroopwafels translates to “syrup waffles,” which couldn’t be a more accurate description. It’s gooey caramel syrup sandwiched between a thin waffle sliced in half. Buttery, crisp, chewy and spiced with a little cinnamon, it’s a masterpiece of flavor and texture. It is not surprising that this has been one of the most popular biscuits in the Netherlands for centuries.
The history of the stroopwafel.
Since when does the delicious sticky waffle with the characteristic checkered pattern actually exist? The exact age of the original stroopwafel from Gouda is uncertain. The stroopwafel was first made in Gouda either during the late 18th century or the early 19th century by a baker using leftovers from the bakery, such as breadcrumbs, which were sweetened with syrup. This was originally called: “poor mans waffle” One story ascribes the invention of the stroopwafel to the baker Gerard Kamphuisen, which would date the first stroopwafels somewhere between 1810, the year when he opened his bakery, and 1840, the year of the oldest known recipe for syrup waffles. In the 19th century, there were around 100 syrup waffle bakers in Gouda, which was the only city in which they were made until 1870. After 1870 they were also made at parties and in markets outside the city of Gouda. In the 20th century, factories started to make stroopwafels. In 1960, there were 17 factories in Gouda alone, of which four are still open.
Top quality ingredients, Quality Taste.
Nowadays, most stroopwafels are no longer baked from leftover breadcrumbs, but from top-quality ingredients, such as brown sugar, flour and butter. The best quality ingredients are also used in our stroopwafels. After the waffles are baked, they are first carefully cut, between which a delicious layer of syrup is spread. A stroopwafel is often eaten with coffee and tea, when you put your stroopwafel on top of your cup with hot drink, the stroopwafel will become softer and tastier. The Stroopwafels are also very suitable as a tasty snack.
Buy stroopwafels, the perfect Dutch gift
Are you looking for the perfect Dutch gift? Then the stroopwafel is a suitable candidate. For many Dutch people this is “the” gift to take with you for friends or acquaintances abroad. A nice package of stroopwafels is always well received. (almost) all people from all cultures can appreciate the taste of the stroopwafel.