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Bring in the New Year in style with simple yet special party food and treats. Or plan a laid-back family dinner for New Year's Day. These New Year´s Waffles (Neujahrswaffeln) are wickedly addictive and just perfect as a not too sweet dessert at your party big or small. Enjoy just plain, or if feeling a bit more decadent, with lightly whipped cream or a good vanilla ice cream.
The history of these traditional crispy waffles dates back to the 16. century when they were first made by monks in their convent kitchens.
New Year´s Waffles - Neujahrswaffeln
Ingredients for the Waffle Rolls
- 1/4 l water
- 250 grams rock candy (white rock candy for a lighter colored waffle, brown rock candy for a darker colored waffle) or regular sugar
- 200 grams unsalted butter
- 2 eggs (L) organic or free range whenever possible
- 1 pinch of fine sea salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (from Ceylon if possible)
- 1 package pure vanilla sugar (2 1/2 tsps) or homemade vanilla sugar.
- 250 grams wheat flour
- This recipe makes about 24 waffle rolls.
Preparation of the Waffle Rolls
- In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil, add the rock candy (or sugar) and stir carefully until it is completely dissolved.
- Add the butter and continue to stir until the butter has melted.
- Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool completely.
- When ready to bake your waffle rolls, preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer´s instructions.
- Transfer the cooled butter mixture to a mixing bowl.
- Add the eggs, salt, cinnamon, vanilla sugar, and flour to th ebowl. Using a a large whisk stir the batter until there are no lumps left.
- Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter in the center of the iron.
- Bake for about a minute or two, then check for proper color.
- Quickly remove the waffle from the waffle maker onto a rack. Make a roll or a cone. If the waffle is too hot to handle with your bare hands, use a cloth to help lift and roll the waffle.
- Hold the waffle roll a few seconds to set its shape then place on the wire rack to cool completely.
- The batter is meant to be thick but still runny, you are looking for a honey-like consistency here.
- Do not be tempted to add milk to the batter, as that will result in soft, not crisp waffles.
- The waffle rolls are meant to be really crispy.
- Should you have any leftover waffles, make sure to keep them in a cookie tin in a cool place, so that they stay crispy.