one of our favorite spots for the best sweet cookies, pies and more is probably Koekela. We just love their carrot cake and I myself am deeply in love with their caramel shortbread. We tried to make this into a waffle recipe and we instantly fell in love with this one. It’s quite a heavy waffle, but it’s perfect to slice and share with others and serve with some coffee. We hope you guys enjoy your waffle-Wednesday!
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Caramel shortbread waffles
140g hard dairy butter
30g caster sugar
50g fine sugar
120g low-fat quark
80g self-raising flour
Caramel paste (cold from the fridge)
150g milk chocolate (pure or white are also options)
some Maldon sea salt
Start with mixing the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the butter in small cubes and mix till you’ve got a firm shortbread dough. In another bowl, mix the quark with the flour and when mixed add the shortbread dough to the mixture in small chunks. It doesn’t have to be evenly mixed but just enough to keep a firm waffle when baking.
Heat up your waffle iron and bake with this dough about 4 to 5 waffles. When done keep them in the fridge for about 10 minutes to cool them down. When done add the caramel paste in the cubes on one side and put back in the fridge.
Using the au bain-marie method we’re gonna melt the chocolate. Grab one pan and fill it up with warm water. put on a stove on high heat until it bowls. Put another pan or metal bowl on top and put the chocolate in small chunks in it. Stir till melted and transfer to a deep bowl which is deep enough to put a waffle in.
Grab the waffles from the fridge and dip the caramel side of the waffle in the chocolate. Quickly turn around and let it rest on a plate. Add some chocolate on top if it’s not completely coated and sprinkle some sea salt on top. Put back in the fridge for an hour before serving.
Serve the waffles in smaller chunks with coffee and you’ve got a different kind of cookie for your guest, or all for yourself. Enjoy!