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This is a romanian recipe that romanian kids love and of course my english girls love it too. They can’t get enough of it but I don’t make it very often because it contains quite a lot of sugar for my taste and for what I like them to have.

The wafers are not perfect as this is the first time I’m making the caramel cream on an electric hob.

But here it is the recipe.

Ingredients: 

250g chopped walnuts

400g caster sugar

150ml water

150g icing sugar

4 eggs

200g of butter

1 packet wafer sheets

1 tbsp of vanilla extract

Start by mixing half of the sugar (200g) with the 150 ml of water. Put them on hob on a medium heat and mix until the mixture (sugar) starts getting amber/gold. It takes about 10 minutes or so. At this point add the butter cut into cubes(all at once) and stir quickly until all becomes smooth.

Separately, mix the eggs with the other cup of sugar until it becomes foamy and triples in volume. This mixture is added to the mix of caramel. Mix well with a wooden spoon to incorporate.  Leave now on low heat, continuously stirring about 15 minutes or so until the mixture thickens slightly.

Pull from the heat and add the vanilla extract and the nuts chopped very roughly.

Allow to cool then spread the wafer sheets with the caramel mixture. Once you finish spreading the first wafer cover with a second sheet and then spread again. Depending on how big the wafer sheets are you might have 3 or 5 sheets of wafer.

Cover the wafer with a kitchen towel or kitchen paper and the put something heavy on top like a saucepan with water. Leave it until the next day so that the caramel has the time to get into the wafer sheets and soften them.

You can cut the wafers as you wish – square or diamond shape.  It doesn’t matter is all good.

My girls (and my dad ) didn’t have enough patience to wait for the next day so I had to cut and serve it after 6 hours. This is why you can observe some space between the sheets of wafer.

 

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Wafers with caramel and nuts
 
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Wafers with caramel and nuts
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Romanian
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 250g chopped walnuts
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 150ml water
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g of butter
  • 1 packet wafer sheets
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Start by mixing half of the sugar (200g) with the 150 ml of water. Put them on hob on a medium heat and mix until the mixture (sugar) starts getting amber/gold. It takes about 10 minutes or so. At this point add the butter cut into cubes(all at once) and stir quickly until all becomes smooth.
  2. Separately, mix the eggs with the other cup of sugar until it becomes foamy and triples in volume. This mixture is added to the mix of caramel. Mix well with a wooden spoon to incorporate. Leave now on low heat, continuously stirring about 15 minutes or so until the mixture thickens slightly.
  3. Pull from the heat and add the vanilla extract and the nuts chopped very roughly.
  4. Allow to cool then spread the wafer sheets with the caramel mixture. Once you finish spreading the first wafer cover with a second sheet and then spread again. Depending on how big the wafer sheets are you might have 3 or 5 sheets of wafer.
  5. Cover the wafer with a kitchen towel or kitchen paper and the put something heavy on top like a saucepan with water. Leave it until the next day so that the caramel has the time to get into the wafer sheets and soften them.
  6. You can cut the wafers as you wish - square or diamond shape. It doesn't matter is all good.

 

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