Everyone's favourite; a syrup waffle. These waffle cookies (stroopwafel) are typical Dutch and delicious. The best ones are the big fresh ones you can buy at small stalls at a farmers market. They put the warm syrup inbetween while you wait. But these of Albert Heijn (you can buy them in packages) are really good as well! They're crunchy and they go perfect with a hot drink on a cold Autumn day like today! You have to try these when in the Netherlands!!!
It was first made in Gouda (the Netherlands) during the late 18th century by a baker using leftovers from the bakery, such as breadcrumbs, which were sweetened with syrup. One story ascribes the invention of the stroopwafel to the baker Gerard Kamphuisen, which would date the first stroopwafels somewhere between 1810, the year when he opened his bakery, and 1840, the year of the oldest known recipe for syrup waffles. After 1870 they were also made at parties and in markets outside the city of Gouda. In the 20th century, factories started to make stroopwafels.