Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year´s Waffles - Neujahrswaffeln


To all my friends and readers of my blog, I wish you health, the love of friends and family and peace within your hearts. I wish you the beauty of nature and the wisdom to choose priorities. I wish you generosity so you may share all good things that come to you. I wish you happiness and joy and blessings for the New Year. I wish you the best of everything for the New Year!





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
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil, add the rock candy (or sugar) and stir carefully until it is completely dissolved.
  2. Add the butter and continue to stir until the butter has melted.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool completely.
  4. When ready to bake your waffle rolls, preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer´s instructions.
  5. Transfer the cooled butter mixture to a mixing bowl.
  6. 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.
  7. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter in the center of the iron.
  8. Bake for about a minute or two, then check for proper color.
  9. 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. 
  10. 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. 
NOTE: Around here, you can find a really good specialty waffle roll maker from Cloer here. In the US and Canada, you can find a similar waffle cone maker from Chef´s Choice here.



22 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Andrea! Wishing you and all of your family everything good in the year ahead! Happy 2015!

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    1. Dear Peggy, the best wishes for a fabulous start to the New Year! I am looking forward to many delicious cooking adventures in 2015, dear friend!
      Andrea

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  2. Die besten Wuensche fuer 2015!!! Freue mich schon auf die vielen neuen Posts von deinem Blog... Herzlichst, Wally

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    1. Liebe Wally, auch Euch ein frohes Neues Jahr - ich hoffe, ihr seid gut ins Neue Jahr gekommen!
      Ich freue mich meinerseits auf viele neue Blogposts, Fotos, Rezpete und neue Ideen in 2015 - und, natürlich auf meine treue Leserschaft!
      Liebe Grüsse,
      Andrea

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  3. A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND FAMILY ANDREA!!! We have been longing to have waffles for this weekend's brunch....your recipe looks the best thing to be savored....anything with vanilla,rock candy and cinnamon is definitely a win at our table,thanks :-)

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    1. Dear Kumar, a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours as well!
      Thank you for all your kind comments and friendship this past year - it is always such a joy to visit your blog as well!
      Andrea

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  4. Happy New Year Andrea! These waffles look superb.

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    1. Gaye, thank you so much - hope you had one wonderful start to the New Year!

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  5. They look perfect for making into ice cream cones! Happy New Year, Andrea! All the best of happiness, health, and culinary adventures to you! Liebe Grüße ~ David

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    1. Dear David, on New Year´s Eve my beloved grand-mother always served them plain - and that´s how we enjoy them most as well. But, of course, they are also perfect with a bit of lightly sweetened whipped cream or some really good-quality ice cream.
      Wishing you and Mark all the very best for the New Year!
      Andrea & Co.

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  6. Happy New Year Andrea, I see you continue to eat welll, those waffles looks amazing!

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    1. Jeannie, thank you, dear friend - wishing you and yours a very happy New Year as well!

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  7. What lovely New Years waffles! I hope 2015 is a sweet one for Andrea & Co! xox Betsy

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    1. Betsy, thank you so very much - I have a feeling this will be a good year for all of us - looking forward to cooking and baking along with you again this year!
      All the very best to you and Howard,
      Andrea

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  8. Happy New Year, Andrea. These waffles look delicious:). Looking forward to your. Blog in 2015.

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    1. Geraldine, how nice of you - wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year - looking forward to following your blog this year again!

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    1. Very kind of you, applesamanthalee! Same to you!

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  10. These are so pretty. What a fun, special occasion treat. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope you are enjoying these first days of 2015.

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    1. Dear Jora, trying to take it a bit easy these first days of the new year - will start this year´s blogging adventure again in two day!
      Thank you for your kind wishes and may I return the same New Years wishes to you!
      Andrea

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