Caramel Wafers Recipe, my favourite sweet treat ever since l was a child. Crispy wafer sheets, crunchy walnuts and delicious sticky caramel filling, all in one amazing dessert. Sounds too good to be true? Believe me, it is true, and you can get it done in about 30 minutes or so.
The joy when l find some Romanian products in the UK. Ah, it fells like home all over again. I'm like a child who gets excited to find the hidden box of candies. I'm sure you can all relate, there is no better feeling than enjoying food that reminds you of good old days.
There is this big shop in the town centre where you can find Eastern European products, and, to my surprise, they have a pretty good range of goodies. Finding these wafer sheets was like striking gold.
l knew exactly how to put them to good use. Of course, you can buy wafers with ready-made filling, but wait, you have to try my filling first, and l bet you'll just love it.
How to make caramel wafers
The caramel filling is a tad different from the good old caramel sauce.
We need a thicker, stickier consistency, so that we can sandwich two wafers together. It's not difficult to make it, but you do have to keep a close eye on it.
So, we first need some plain wafer sheets, which can be purched from the international aisle in any big supermarket.
Then, we need to make the caramel filling:
- add the caster sugar and water to a pan, and set it over a low heat, stirring occasionally
- the caramel will will ready in about 20-25 minutes, it will have a light brown colour, and a sticky consistency
NOTE! Do not increase the heat, otherwise the caramel will burn quickly! It needs to cook on a low heat, even if it takes some time.
- beat the butter with icing sugar, add the eggs, and mix well
- once the caramel is ready, add the butter mixture to it, and leave to cook for a further 5 minutes, so that it can thicken into a sauce
- add the chopped walnuts, or any other nuts of your choice, then take it off the heat and leave to cool slightly
- spread the filling over a wafer sheet, and top with another sheet, you will get about 7 caramel wafers depending on their size
Leave the wafers aside for at least 2-3 hours, the caramel with harden and the wafers will soften slightly, given us the best caramel dessert you can get.
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Caramel wafers recipe, a fantastic childhood dessert that is so crunchy and scrumptious.
- 14 wafer sheets
- 125 g caster sugar
- 75 ml water
- 100 g butter
- 50 g icing sugar
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
Place a non-stick pan on a low heat and mix in the caster sugar and water.
Leave to caramelise for 20-25 minutes, it is important not to bring the heat up, as the caramel can burn quickly.
Use a hand mixer to beat the butter and icing sugar until soft, then add the eggs one by one and mix well until incorporated.
Once the caramel has a light brown colour, add the butter mixture and whisk well for 5 minutes until the smooth and has a darker brown colour.
Remove from the heat, mix in the chopped walnuts.
Sandwich two wafer sheets together by spreading the caramel and walnut filling on each side.
Leave to cool completely, then refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving.
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