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Having a Dutch stroopwafel (roughly translated as a syrup waffle or a caramel waffle) is an absolute must when you’re visiting Amsterdam. What exactly is it? These Dutch waffles consist of two thin layers of baked dough with a kind of caramel/syrup in the center.
Originating from the city of Gouda, you’ll find these in supermarkets, in restaurants or as street food. In this video we taste test a package we bought from the local supermarket; however, we’d recommend you try the freshly made ones from a specialty shop.
Any which way they’re delicious and I don’t want to admit how many of these tasty treats I devoured while in Amsterdam. As a quick tip, to eat these like a pro place your stroopwafel on top of any kind of hot beverage (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) and let the steam melt the inside of caramel. Trust me on this one! 😉
So another day in Amsterdam and another day to try some Dutch food. So today we are introducing you to the Stroopwafel. Again, hopefully I’m pronouncing that correctly because Dutch is a very difficult language. But as you can see on the package this is a tasty Dutch treat. It is a waffel. A very thin waffle and it is two layers glued together by a nice sticky caramel. So we’re going to be trying those and showing you what they’re like.
Okay, so basically these come in a few different sizes. This is kind of like your traditional size and then you can get them as little mini bites. But you don’t just pop these in your mouth. There is a very specific way of eating them. So Sam is going to demonstrate that. Get ready for the lesson.
So not only is this more tasty but you will impress your Dutch friends by doing this. So basically what you want to do is take any hot beverage. It can be a tea, it can be a hot chocolate, it can be a coffee. And you put your Stroopwafel on top and you let it sit for a while. And you know why you do that? In the middle. In the inside the caramel melts. So you have it like that and you just let the steam rise and it melts it and makes it ooey, gooey and oh so delicious.
Oh, so patience now. Tick tock. Tick tock.
Patience my friends. An important virtue in life.
Alright, I think that is good enough. Let’s see how your Stroopwafel is doing. And cheesy accents aside let’s try this.
Wow! These waffles are amazing. And you know what is crazy. These aren’t even the best quality waffles. You can actually get them. They taste a lot better if you get them made on the street. These are packaged, store boughten ones. And they’re still amazing.
So, I’m not sure if the Dutch would approve but I like dipping my cookies. So I’m going to do the same with my Stroopwafel. Hopefully I’m not breaking some kind of food law.
Alright, how much is this going to set us back? So we picked these up at a local grocery store. This is just a generic brand. We picked them up. There is twelve in a package. We paid just over a Euro and at a 145 calories per waffle not bad value.