Emergency stroopwafel made with a pizzelle iron

This morning when I realized that my stash of honey wafers was down to a single package, I went in a mild panic because these have been my afternoon ‘comfort’ food along with some tea. I love Verival’s honey version as it’s not as sweet as the butter and sugar syrup-filled ones (although I like those too), but I thought it would be a good idea to have a recipe on hand as backup.

I adapted a wafer recipe from a youtube video to suit my needs and my measuring cups. For the filling, I simply used honey and spread the desired amount. They won’t win any prizes in the beauty department, but my round pizzelle iron gets another use and I won’t need to worry the next time my stroopwafel stash runs out.

Recipe:
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoon instant yeast
1/8 cup warm milk
1/3 cup sugar
1 stick (4 oz.) butter, melted and cooled
1 small egg, beaten

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Place dough back into bowl and let rest, covered, in a warm place for 30 minutes.

After dough has rested, divide into 10 equal portions and roll into balls. Cook each ball in a pre-heated pizzelle iron, about 30-35 seconds each side, until golden brown. Trim (using a knife or large round cookie cutter) and split each wafer as soon as they’re cool enough to handle; fill and spread with honey of your choice. Store in an airtight container.

The video that inspired all this is in German and uses metric measurements. I selected a snippet of the clip that shows a truly elegant-looking wafer maker, something that I’d love to have in my collection of gadgets if my kitchen ever gets bigger.

7 thoughts on “Emergency stroopwafel made with a pizzelle iron

  1. Nonna T

    Brava! We have a tool lending library in our town. You use your library card to borrow tools. It comes in handy. Who can store all of the tools these days? How about a kitchen tool lending library?! Wouldn’t that be cool? How much red tape in the Italian system would it take to make this happen? I’m sure that it would be popular, given the amount of living space most Italians have.

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    1. Rowena Post author

      You have to imagine the shock on my face when I read your comment….a tool lending library??!!! Brilliant! We could sure use something like that here, even if the mention of Italian bureaucratic tape makes me cringe 😳 😳 😳

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    1. Rowena Post author

      Every time I find another use for a kitchen gadget it makes me feel better for having bought it on impulse. For that reason I am putting off getting a taiyaki maker unless Amazon puts it on deep discount!

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