Dutch New Year's Rolls
Recipe Type: Baking
Cuisine: Dutch
Serves: 28-40
Crisp, sweet and buttery cookies.
  • 75 g butter
  • 125 g sugar
  • 150 ml water
  • 250 g flour
  • grated peel of ½ lemon, or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • neutral oil
  • sweetened whipped cream, to serve
  1. Put butter, sugar and water in a pan and place on a low heat.
  2. Leave until the butter is molten and the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Put flour in a large, heat-proof bowl.
  4. Add the hot butter-sugar-water mixture, the lemon or vanilla and the salt; mix well.
  5. Add the eggs and mix to a smooth batter.
  6. Leave to rest 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the waffle iron and brush with a little oil.
  8. Scoop 1 tbsp of batter in the iron and close it.
  9. Cook until pale golden, how long this takes really depends on your iron.
  10. Take from the iron and roll directly (or leave flat if you prefer that).
  11. Repeat until you've used all the batter.
  12. Let the waffles/rolls cool completely before storing them in an airtight container (they keep about 2 weeks).
  13. Fill with whipped cream just before serving.
How much you can make depends on the size you make them. To make rolls, wrap small waffles around the handle of a wooden spoon, wrap large waffles around a rolling pin. Make lots, because the tradition dictates that you serve them generously to everyone (at least a few per person). And keep in mind that you always need more whipped cream than you think.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/dutch-new-years-rolls/