Making Sugar Wafers At Home
Am I the only one who misses sugar wafers? I’ve had them so much as a kid, but I can’t seem to find any that tastes so much like I remember it would.
The next best thing would always be to make one at home. Problem is, I haven’t really tried it before. So I asked my home baker friends for their recipes if they have any, and luckily one has a recipe passed on to her by her aunt.
How to make sugar wafers isn’t really as complicated as I thought it would be. The ingredients are something you would usually find in your kitchen if you bake often like me. If not, then a quick run to the grocery store is all you need.
You basically just need some butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, baking powder, flour, and milk. That’s it, nothing fancy.
The first time I made this, I just made some flat wafers because I didn’t have anything to work it with to get the wafer-y look I would’ve wanted. I was just practicing on it to achieve the taste and it was just for home consumption. No pressure for me there, HAHA!
Well, it turned out great. I made it multiple ways – with ice cream, with cream, and another one topped with sugar that I blowtorched for some beautiful crust.
That was years ago.
But a few months back, I was browsing Etsy and I saw some wafer cookie mold and I suddenly felt like doing some sugar wafers again. I quickly added a few pieces to my cart and then the waiting game began.
A week after, my order came and it was time to put the wafer mold to good use.
NOTE: If you don’t have wafer molds, you may use some silicon baking mats raised relief patterns for your wafer design. Otherwise, you may just bake them plain – it would taste the same, anyway.
There’s so much you can do with sugar wafers, but I’m thinking of cream sandwiches this time.
I know I had all the ingredients in the pantry, so no need for a grocery run. A short walk to the kitchen was all I needed.
Why I Love Homemade Sugar Wafers
What’s there not to love?
First of all, they are delicious. And making sugar wafers at home gives you the flexibility to pair it with whatever you like.
Store-bought sugar wafers are often limited in variety – often just chocolate, Neapolitan, vanilla, and strawberry.
But I’d like to explore more with shapes, patterns, and fillings.
Because wafers are neutral in flavor, it’s easy to pair it with so many other fillings. And if you make them at home, you can easily add in some flavor if you want.
The first time I made sugar wafers at home, my kids wanted an ice cream sandwich while I wanted some cream filling. We all got what we wanted.
You can also easily pair it with caramel, chocolate sauce, and even peanut butter. One time I had this crazy idea to have it with cheese and it wasn’t bad at all!
You can make it in sheets or cut them in shapes before baking them. There’s just so much you can do with sugar wafers and it’s easy to store for later.
There’s just so much to love about homemade sugar wafers. If you’re craving chocolate though right now, why not check out how I like to make dark chocolate.
- If you want to make chocolate wafer sheets, add in half a cup of cocoa powder.
- There are so many variations you can make out of this sugar wafers. Replace the creme filling with ice cream or any other filling you can think of.
- This may also serve as a garnish to other desserts such as ice cream sundae.
- Replace icing sugar with vanilla sugar to make vanilla wafers.