Step-by-step stroopwafel

Step 1: cook the waffle

This morning we ate fresh stroopwafels, made in front of us at the Vredenburg market. They were heavenly!  It could quite possibly be the most fun I’ve ever had for €2.

First the  woman at the stall pinches off a piece of the waffle dough, places it on the waffle iron, and then waits a couple minutes for it to cook.

Then she removes the hot waffle from the iron and cuts it in half like an English muffin (I’m not sure how she manages this, seeing as the waffle is thinner than a pancake).

Next, she spreads the gooey caramel syrup (stroop in Dutch) across the middle. Finally, she sticks the two halves together and hands it over to you still warm.

Step 2: cut the waffle in half

Step 3: spread the syrup

Step 4: stick the waffle back together

Step 5: pure happiness

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About Home Strange Home

I first left the US in 1999, when I was 18 years old. Since then, I’ve spent 13 years living abroad - 3 in Canada, 7 in Europe, and 3 in Africa. Now I've finally returned to the US on a one-way plane ticket. I arrived home in late January 2014 and set foot in the US for the first time in nearly 2.5 years. In Home Strange Home, I blog about the ups and downs of my re-acculturation experience.
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