Dulce de Leche-Filled Waffle Tubes
Growing up, you probably had seen or even had those waffle tubes sold at the market. I know I did, and I really loved them. I still do. 🙂 Guess what? Aside from being a great snack for kids and adults alike, those make an excellent dessert, too. That’s exactly what we are going to feature for today’s dessert recipe. And mind you, what these are are not just plain waffle tubes. They are filled with ‘Dulce de Leche’ that will surely satisfy your taste buds. I can’t even find the right word to describe how delicious they are.
In Spanish-speaking countries, the filling is known as Dulce de Leche. But in layman’s terms, this right here is cooked sweetened condensed milk. In Russia, this treat is very popular, and anyone who will have Dulce de Leche-Filled Waffle Tubes would remind them of their childhood.
Are they hard to make? Nope! In fact, the ingredients are basic. I’m sure you already have most of them in your kitchen. The only little challenge that you would have is forming the plain waffles into tubes. The rest of the process is very easy.
These waffle tubes filled with dulce de leche would bring back your childhood memories. They are light, crispy, and the filling is out of this world!
For the waffles:
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 1/2 c. water
1/2 to 3/4 c. sugar (depending on your desired sweetness)
1/4 c. heavy cream
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the dulce de leche:
3 sticks butter (room temperature)
1 1/2 cans cooked sweetened condensed milk (room temperature)
- Using a mixer fitted with beater blades, mix about 1 cup of water with flour until a thick dough is formed. Slowly add the remaining water (1 1/2 cup) until the batter gets thin and smooth.
- Add the sugar, cream, and vegetable oil and mix well.
- Following the instructions for your machine, bake the waffle cones. Pour about 2 tablespoons of dough in the middle.
- Wrap the baked waffles into tubes.
- Whip the butter for about 2 to 3 minutes or until white and fluffy.
- Add the cooked sweetened condensed milk (in 3 additions).
- Whip the mixture until smooth.
Filling the waffle tubes:
Using a pastry bag with a special pastry tip, fill the waffle tubes with the homemade dulce de leche.
When wrapping the waffles into tubes, use cotton gloves to protect your fingers.
If you want to add more flavor and texture to your Dulce de Leche-Filled Waffle Tubes, dip the ends of the cones into any chopped nuts. This is optional, though. You can actually serve the waffle tubes as is.
It is also highly recommended that you serve the filled waffle tubes immediately and consume them on the same day. If you want to store them, DO NOT fill them yet and keep them in an airtight container. Or, if you prefer storing them filled, keep them in the freezer. They should be good for up to a month.