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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.

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.

Eat, Play, Laugh…and Pizzelle

Well Julia Roberts’ new flic got 1 out of the 3 right. If she had only stuck around Italy, because eventually she would’ve learned that you can do all three – Eat, Pray, Love – on any given day in this country. Where do you think the Pope prays? Gardaland? And as for love, I can’t tell you how many displays of affection I’ve seen out in public. Love is not a secret. Eating, of course, comes with the territory which is where I take my cue to let readers know that we’re off on an epic road trip to explore the heel of Italy’s boot. I’ve set the blog on auto-post but I warn you! When we get back there will be a lot to share.

Speaking of sharing, I’d like to mention a blog that came to my attention when the author asked if she could use one of my images. Flavia’s Flavors has an appreciation for italian folk tradition as much as I do, so it was a pleasure to be of assistance. In her post on pizzelle, she gives a recipe and also some interesting fact on this wafer cookie. As these photos show, it was a good day for eating, playing and laughing at my kitchen mistakes. The trick is making sure the pizzelle iron is hot enough before you pour on the batter, and to resist using too much. I made such a mess on the first go.

Rectangular shaped ones.

And the round ones too.

On the batter amount: not too much, not too little, but juuuuuuust right.

Also a meat & bean chili & rice pizzelle bowl (a very small one).