The distinctly patterned waffled originated as obelios which were cooked by the ancient Greeks. They only became known by the term waffles in the 13th Century as this is when the first honeycomb pattern was used. The word honeycomb originated from Old French word wāfla, hence waffles. Filled waffles are one of the many ways to enjoy this treat.
Head straight on to the recipe for Filled Waffles ♥
Dave and I usually choose this time of the year to take our annual holiday. We have so many public holidays that taking time off work does not have that much of an impact. The 21st of March was a public holiday in South Africa which meant a three day weekend, followed by a three day week. This long weekend was great. On the Saturday we were out all day watching motor racing, and that left me with two full days at home to get creative in the kitchen. On the Sunday I started with the dough for my waffles and then moved on to making the base for an ice cream. Both needed to sit overnight which freed up the rest of my day for catching up on MasterChef Australia and watching motor sport and cricket. Monday morning I woke up and began my day with churning my ice cream. I then started on the waffles which I finished off after lunch. This left me the afternoon to go and do some shopping and then fill the waffles, and watch more cricket. The filled waffles were enjoyed with our afternoon espressos and then again with the ice cream for dessert after dinner. By the time Monday night came around I was so relaxed and felt like I had a proper weekend. And the best thing is I knew on Tuesday morning that I would only have to face a 3 day work week before Easter weekend rolled around and I got 4 more days to play around in my kitchen. What do you enjoy most about long weekends?
for the waffles
- 250 g bread flour, plus extra for dusting
- 2.5 mls instant yeast
- 63 g butter, softened
- 20 g fructose
- 5 mls salt
- 150 mls water
for the filling
- 100 g thick cream
- 40 g salted caramel
- 40 g praline
for the waffles
- Place all of the ingredients into a stand mixer bowl
- Knead using a dough hook for 5 minutes
- Cover and leave to prove overnight
- Lightly dust a wooden board with flour
- Dust your hands with flour and pinch off a small piece of dough
- Roll the dough into a ball and place on the board
- Don't be too concerned to get each ball the same size
- Repeat until you have used up all the dough - I made 15 balls
- Cover with a dry cloth and leave to prove until doubled in size
- Heat your waffle iron as per your manufacturers instructions
- Spray the cooking surface with cooking spray
- Place a ball of dough onto the centre of the waffle iron
- Close the lid and leave to cook until golden brown
- Remove and immediately slice in half horizontally
- Set aside to cool completely
- Repeat until you have cooked all the dough
for the filling
- Place all of the ingredients into a bowl
- Mix to combine
- Spread onto one half of a waffle
- Cover with the other half
These can be stored unfilled in an airtight container
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This month Julianna from Ohio dared us to make Stroopwafels for the Daring Kitchen.
What I blogged March 28:
- two years ago – Out And About
- three years ago – Boozy Blackberry Sorbet
- four years ago – Salmon Pasta
- five years ago – @365
25 thoughts on “Filled Waffles”
Love these super yummy stuffed waffles. Praline is new to me. Can’t wait to try.
I love using praline in dessert Anu 🙂
I love the idea of filled waffles on a long weekend, they’re my favorite breakfast treat. So fun to make on a long weekend. But I’ve never filled them before, so many options. Yours look just right.
Thank you Laura, and hope you make these sometime 🙂
Waffles are amongst my favourite desserts, Tandy. Must get myself a waffle iron some day!
You will not regret it Liz xox
Hi Tandy, I love long week-ends too, I enjoy the most realizing that day that I have off that I normally would be working. Love the filling!!
The best is being able to sleep in!
I love waffles, but I have never thought to make filled waffles before – what a genius idea. It’s like a waffle sandwich I guess.
Filled waffles reminds me so much of when I was a little girl and my mum would make them on Sunday mornings. Ah, it was so amazing and cute! Looking at the receipe and this blog post I could almost remember the taste of those waffless!
Thanks for this cool vibe!
I am so glad my recipe invoked a memory for you 🙂
Have never been tempted to get a waffle maker until I read this post Tandy.
Sally, it is one of those things I seldom use, but would not give up having 🙂
Oh wow they turned out great with a waffle iron, I should have tried it. So good right?
They were very good!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I actually don’t have a waffle maker (I just ordered one though, and am so excited). This will definitely be on my recipe list!!
I hope you have fun using your waffle maker Sarah 🙂
How fun, Tandy! My kids would love these filled waffles.
Hope you make these for them Pam 🙂
Ooo divine! Haven’t had waffles for the longest time, let alone filled ones.
Have a happy weekend Tandy.
🙂 Mandy xo
Hope you try these Mandy xox