This recipe is a simple take on the Dutch stroopwafel, a classic baked good that is a thin, almost pizzelle-like cookie with a thin layer of molasses or chocolate in the center. Using a standard waffle maker, you can cook this yeasted shortbread dough, dip it in a little chocolate, and enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea!
Yield: 8 stroopwafels
For the dough:
- ¼ cup whole milk, heated to 110-115°F
- ½ package (1 tsp) RED STAR Platinum Superior Baking Yeast
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp kosher salt
- ½ cup white granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For the chocolate dip:
- 12 oz dark chocolate
- 2 Tbsp heavy cream
- ½ Tbsp dark molasses
- Whisk together milk and yeast. Let sit for 5-10 minutes or until yeast begins to bubble.
- In a food processor, pulse together flour, salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Add butter and pulse until butter is pea-sized. Add egg and vanilla, pulse. With motor running, add yeast mixture and process for five seconds or until dough forms.
- Turn dough out onto a floured work surface and knead for 2 minutes. Place dough in greased bowl, turning dough to cover all sides. Cover and let rise for an hour.
- Turn waffle iron to medium heat.
- Cut dough into 8 equal pieces, roll each into a ball. Brush waffle iron with melted butter. Cook waffles, one at a time, until golden brown. Allow stroopwafels to cool while you prepare chocolate dip.
- Prepare chocolate dip: In a double boiler, whisk together chocolate, cream, and molasses until fully melted.
- Dip half of each stroopwafel into the melted chocolate mixture and allow to cool on wax paper.
- Enjoy with your favorite coffee or tea. These can be stored for up to three days in an airtight container.
- Recipe created by Fig and Bleu.