If you love the sweet and sticky, crunchy treat of an Amsterdam stroopwafel you may often wonder who invented this masterpiece of a pastry. In this blog post, we take a look at the history behind the stroopwafel to find out their centuries-old origins.
A brief history of stroopwafels – when, where and who baked them first
Stroopwafels are a delicious Dutch treat that have been around for almost two centuries. The first Amsterdam stroopwafel maker was Jan de Bont, said to have originated in Gouda in the late 19th century. He combined thin wafer layers with a sweet caramel syrup filling to create this delicious snack that could be served during work, school or special events. His creations soon caught on and soon everyone was enjoying these delicious treats. Since then, they have become popular in many countries for their light, crunchy texture and creamy filling – a true delight!
How stroopwafel recipes have changed over time
As one of the most beloved Dutch treats, stroopwafel recipes have come a long way over time! The traditional recipe for this syrupy treat consists of two thin waffles topped with a layer of sweet syrup. But bakers, us included, are creative with their recipes these days, adding all sorts of things to give them an extra kick, from chocolate and spices to fruit and nuts. Whether you prefer the classic flavor or something more adventurous, there is bound to be a stroopwafel variety that perfectly suits your taste!
Different varieties of stroopwafels around the world
Stroopwafels are served in different forms all over the world. In Germany, for example, dinkel stroopwafels – made with spelt flour instead of wheat flour – is often served at street parties. In Belgium, variations include coconut stroopwafels filled with vanilla coconut and nutella balls. France has its own twist on the classic stroopwafel dough, filled with spicy gingerbread. And in Indonesia, you can enjoy spekulatius stroopwafels made with speculaas spices such as cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, as well as cardamom.
Interesting fact about stroopwafels that you may not have known
Did you know that stroopwafels have been around for centuries? Their long and fascinating history is full of interesting facts. For example, the aroma and flavor become even more tantalizing when a stroopwafel is placed over your morning brew – such as coffee or tea. The heat makes the filling extra sticky and delectable!
Stroopwafels are a classic snack that has been around for centuries and is still popular today. From its humble beginnings in Europe, the stroopwafel has spread worldwide, with recipes evolving over the years. Whether you’re looking for a simple sweet treat, indulgence or breakfast, the stroopwafel is something you won’t want to miss! With stroopwafels, the possibilities are endless!
Are you also so curious about a delicious stroopwafel? And do you choose the classic or do you like to make it even more special with different toppings? Come and visit our stroopwafel store in Amsterdam to taste. We look forward to seeing you.